Board & Staff

The Board of Trustees of NYCHORAL (New York Choral Society) is responsible for governance, finance and fundraising.

The NYCHORAL Council is a group of chorus leaders that supports the ongoing programming and operations of NYCHORAL. The NYCHORAL Council coordinates NYCHORAL’s Marketing, Publicity and Event Sales; Music; Chorus Membership; Event and Rehearsal Operations;  and Infrastructure.

Trustees and managers are elected by the NYCHORAL members at the annual meeting.

Patrick Owens, Executive Director

David Hayes, Music Director

Michael A. Ciavaglia, Associate Conductor; David Ralph, Accompanist

John Daly Goodwin, Music Director Emeritus

Robert De Cormier, Music Director Emeritus  


Board of Trustees

Michael F. Colosi, Esq., Chairman
Lindsay WilczynskiPresident
Joanne W. Lawson, Executive Vice President
Carl M. EllisonTreasurer
Kaylynn Callister, Secretary
Karen Artz Ash
Edith M. DuPuy
Ruth Ferguson
Joanna A. Grossman
Daniel M. Hubert
Corey Kinger
Anne Lee
Gary Pai
Bette S. Rice
Michael Roos



Christi C. Baine
Kaila Barker
Jodi M. Conti
Lisa Guida
Thomas Hellegers
Joanne W. Lawson
Grace E. Lee
Anita Mizula
Ashley O'Brien
Margot Romberg
Nancy Tollefson
Lindsay Wilczynski