Our Chancel Choir consists of New York City’s finest professional choristers (see bios of the choristers here). This choir sings at our principal worship services. In addition, the choir presents several choral concerts each season along with the Candlelight Carol Service and the Good Friday presentation of Sir John Stainer’s “The Crucifixion.” In addition to the professional choristers, the choir includes several volunteer choristers who have extensive chamber chorus experience. Our repertoire spans from early music to the recently composed, all in the classical sacred tradition. Participation in this choir is very demanding and requires fine sight-reading, pitch matching, and voice blending skills. Due to limited space in the choir stalls, there are no positions open in the choir at this time for either professional or volunteer choristers. Anyone interested in auditioning for future consideration in the Chancel Choir should contact Minister of Music Keith S. Tóth for further information.
The Chancel Choir sings from the Sunday following Labor Day until the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend. From Memorial Day weekend through July, a quartet from the Chancel Choir provides the choral music during the Sunday service. During August and through Labor Day weekend, a soloist provides special vocal music during the service.
(top row, l-r): Alina Lee, Isabella Livorni, Tonna Miller-Vallés, Artemisz Polonyi, Elizabeth Smith, Catherine Thorpe, Sónia Batten. (Middle row, l-r): Agueda Fernández-Abad, Allison Gish, Katherine Johnson, Jessica Kimple, Melissa Raymond, Richard Liebowitz, Jeremy Little. (Bottom row, l-r): Johnny Maldonado, Jeffrey Taveras, Buddy Crutchfield, Daniel Hoy, Scott Lindroth, Ryan Stoudt, Nathaniel Sullivan.
2018-19 Chancel Choir Members
Sopranos: R. Lynne (Alina) Lee, Isabella Livorni, Tonna L. Miller-Vallés, Artemisz Polonyi, Elizabeth Smith, Catherine Thorpe
Altos: Sónia Batten, Agueda Fernández-Abad, Allison Gish, Katherine Johnson, Jessica Kimple, Melissa Raymond
Tenors: Richard Liebowitz, Jeremy Little, Johnny Maldonado, Jeffrey Taveras
Basses: William S. Crutchfield III, Daniel Hoy, Scott Lindroth, Ryan Stoudt, Nathaniel Sullivan
Associate & Assisting Organists: Dr. John B. Herrington III, Daniel Kirk-Foster, Alistair Reid
Associate Choristers (list in formation): Mary Runyan Marathe, mezzo-soprano; Steven Moore, baritone; Edward Hanlon, bass
Wilson Family Yale-ISM Sacred Music Interns (Yale University Institute of Sacred Music): Tate C. Addis (2013-2015); Christopher Keady (2015-17), Meg Cutting (2018-)
Wilson Family Oberlin Sacred Music Interns: Christopher Howerter (2008); Dexter “Tripp” Kennedy (2009); Wesley Hall (2010); John Walthausen (2011); Katelyn Emerson (2012); Nicholas Capozzoli (2013); Matthew Buller (2015), Mitchell Miller (2016), David Boeckh (2018)