Spring Gala

Thank You for Supporting the Spring Gala!

Thank you for supporting the New York Choral Society Spring Gala and Annual Auction. You helped us to raise valuable funds to further our mission of bringing great choral music to audiences around New York and beyond!
We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP; and our Corporate Sponsors, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC, and Sidley Austin LLP.
Congratulations to our honorees, Peter Yarrow and Joanne W. Lawson.
We would also like to thank our master of ceremonies, Rosanne Zoccoli; our wonderful performers, Amanda Woodbury, Sean Panikkar, and David Ralph; and our Gala Entertainment co-producers, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation. And thanks to the Metropolitan Opera for Amanda's and Sean's appearances.
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Thank you again for your part in making our Gala and auction huge successes!


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March 16, 2017

Metropolitan Club
One East 60th Street
New York, New York 10022

6:00 pm – Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm – Dinner and Awards Ceremony
8:30 pm – Gala Entertainment Showcase 
9:00 pm – Dancing

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Silent Auction:  Online bidding is open!
To contribute an item to the auction, please use our online form or download the electronic forms. Please submit all information by Friday, March 10, 2017.

Black tie optional


Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow
Singer-songwriter and political activist
Robert De Cormier Lifetime Achievement Award
Humanitarian Award

Joanne W. Lawson 
Celebrating 50 seasons as a member of the New York Choral Society


Produced in partnership with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation

Amanda Woodbury
Amanda Woodbury, soprano
Sean Pannikar
Sean Panikkar, tenor

Ms. Woodbury's and Mr. Panikkar's appearances are courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

Previous Honorees and Award Recipients (and presenters)

Harry Belafonte (Kenneth Cole)
The Capital Group Companies (Daniel Hubert)
Robert De Cormier (Mary Travers)
John Daly Goodwin (Michael F. Colosi, Esq.)
Jennifer Higdon (Richard Kessler)
Eugene Kohn (Neil Shicoff & Barry Tucker)
John McClure (Peggy Daniel & Joanne Lawson)
Steven Mercurio (Brian Kellow)
Francisco J. Núñez (George G. Nemeth)
Stephen Paulus (James Kendrick)
Eve Queler (Renata Scotto)
Judith A. Rubin (Susan A. Seigle)
Robert Sherman (Graham Parker)
Haruko Smith (Jacques D’Amboise)
Barry Tucker (Stephanie Blythe)
Laura R. Walker (Graham Parker)

Past Performers

Mischa Bouvier
Benjamin Bliss
Gustavo Feulien
Marcello Giordani
Raquel González
Eglise Gutiérrez
Heather Johnson
Adam Klein
Angela Meade
Sarah Joy Miller
Ailyn Pérez
Ewa Płonka
Sarah Shafer
September Concert Jammers
Sava Vemić
Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Gala Steering Committee

Karen A. Ash, Esq.
Michael F. Colosi, Esq.
Ashley O’Brien
Joanne Lawson
Liana Muskin (silent auction)
Gary Pai
Chelsea Woodring


Paul T. Burkhart Jr. & Carl Koivuniemi
Michael F. Colosi, Esq.
Tim & Ruth Ferguson
Joanna A. Grossman
Sylvia R. Hoisington
John & Joanne Lawson
Gary Pai
Bette S. Rice
Michael Roos
Rudolph A. Saracco
Susan A. Seigle
Ronald & Marion Stein
Raynor & Ranne Warner
Stephen M. Weitzman, MD
Lindsay Wilczynski

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