About Us

 

Formed in 1994, the New Choral Society is an all-auditioned, volunteer chorus of 48 singers from Westchester County who rehearse weekly for two hours, from September through May. We offer three choral concert programs each season, two performances of each, accompanied by a professional orchestra and professional soloists.

Read more about us in our History.

 

The Conductor: Dr. John T. King, Artistic Director and Conductor, founded The New Choral Society in 1994. He has performed and guest conducted for several American Guild of Organists workshops and choral festivals. He has been responsible for two choral commissions from Stephen Paulus, Mass for Chorus and Orchestra and You Shall Love for chorus and organ, having conducted their world premieres.

Dr. King has worked with renowned conductors Dennis Keene, Gregg Smith, Joseph Flummerfelt and Vance George, and conducted the Gregg Smith Singers and the Adirondack Chamber Orchestra. His CD recordings include Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Cantata No. 147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Haydn's Utrecht Te Deum, Gounod's St. Cecilia Mass, Brahms' Requiem, Rossini's Stabat Mater and the world premiere recording of Paulus' Mass for Chorus and Orchestra. Equally accomplished as an organist, Dr. King has given concerts throughout the United States and Europe. His performances have been heard in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, St. John the Divine, New York City, and St. James' Cathedral, Chicago.

Dr. King currently serves as full-time Minster of Music at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, where he administers and conducts the multiple choir program. He holds a bachelor of music degree from University of Louisville, a master of music degree from Yale University and doctor of musical arts from Manhattan School of Music, all in organ. He has been the recipient of a number of prizes in organ performance, and serves as an adjunct lecturer at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York. He is active in many service organizations as a member of Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, Choristers Guild, and American Guild of Organists. He served as a former Dean of the Westchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and served as a member of the Music Committee of Yale Westchester Alumni Association.

The New Choral Society

Sopranos

Margaret Black
Betsy Broyd
Lauren Busing
Denise Desimone
Anita Kaplan
Dorothy Kroenlein
Elizabeth Lawrence
Cristina Lee
Angela Nally
Lisa Waterworth
 

 

Altos

Sarah Assalone
Martha Binder
Bonnie Gould
Susan Halpern
Anli Hsu
Jessica McDonnell
Alison Rose
Nancy Snell
Andrea Taber 

 

 

Tenors

Hoh Koon Au Yeong
Raymond Cheung
Wilder Howland
Tom Ice 
John P. Koulos
Jeffrey Kroutil

 

Basses

Jack Binder
Charles Blowe
Charles Darlington
Bart Hamlin
Randy Heller
Hans Khimm
John F. Malone
Edgar V. Roberts
James Rose
Steven Schnur
David Snell
Steve Taylor 

 

The Board

John E. Gould,
President

Elizabeth J. Broyd,
Executive Director

Betsy Hills Bush
Rekha Packer
Linda Wolk-Simon
Ralph S. Watts 

The Staff

Dr. John T. King
Conductor and Artistic Director

Elizabeth J. Broyd
Executive Director

Bonnie Gould
Volunteer Coordinator