THE DESSOFF CHOIRS | 2018–2019 Season


Jessica Barbour*
Angelica Crane Dosik
Jen Crawford
Christina Fairweather
Isabel Koo
Sandy MacDonald
Emily Nash
Erika Rohrbach*
Julie Siegmund
Kathryne Singleton
Katherine Wolf
Diana Young†*


Nancy DeVore
Catherine Douglass
Lisa Grow*
Martha Hollander†
Elizabeth Hollander
Amanda Kelly
Stephanie Kim
Paola Nunez del Prado
Christina Peter
Julie Reust
Barbara Scharf Schamest
Darcy Smith
Cynthia Socci
Elizabeth Warner


Tansal Arnas*
Steven Brautigam
Matthew Davis
Christopher Ebert
Steve Kass†
Noah Magnus
Benjamin Martin
Christopher Miller
Steven Stellman*
Andrew Willett


William Bodenlos
Richard Hadsell
Eric Hansen
Francis Menton*
Ryan Mesina
Ian Milliken
Christopher Platt*
John Stolen
Steven Winn*†

* Member, Board of Directors
† Section Leader

Dessoff Executive Board and Staff

Tansal Arnas, President
Diana Young, Vice-President
Erika Rohrbach, Secretary
Christopher Platt, Treasurer

Mic Herring, Managing Director

The Dessoff Choirs is one of New York City’s leading choruses, and is known for pioneering performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century.


Auditions are by appointment only. Please contact us with your name and voice part. You do not need to bring a prepared piece. The audition consists of the following:

  • Vocalises

  • Pitch memory exercise

  • Sight reading

  • Text recitation (French, German, Latin)

The Singing Scholars Program

Each year since 2009, Dessoff has invited several talented New York City high school students to join the choir for one concert cycle, giving them the chance to rehearse and perform on an adult level. Students must be recommended by a teacher or choir director, and pass an audition with Dessoff’s music director.

Rehearsals are Monday evenings, 7-10 PM on the Upper East Side. If you are interested in joining us, please contact