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The New York Choral Society

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The New York Choral Society (NYCS), founded in 1958, has become known by audiences and critics for the quality of its performances and the diversity of its repertoire, which encompasses well-known choral masterworks as well as many compositions rarely heard in concert halls. . David Hayes, Music Director of the New York Choral Society, the 180-voice symphonic chorus has been widely recognized for its outstanding performances at prestigious music venues around the world.

For more than half a century, NYCS has enriched the cultural life of New York City by performing a rich variety of choral music from classic to contemporary pieces, including newly commissioned works, to some 10,000 people per year; and by fostering interest and participation in choral music through education and community outreach, especially to children. Since 1984, the singers of the NYCS have also served as “ambassadors of music” abroad, with many concert tours to Italy, Austria, China, France, Israel, Mexico, Croatia, Greece, and the Czech Republic.

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