The Dessoff Choirs


Dessoff@90 - Est. 1924

Join Dessoff as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary Season. We’ll revisit landmark works from our repertoire, premiere thrilling new commissions, and make glorious music with illustrious Dessoff music directors past and present.

Founded in 1924, The Dessoff Choirs is one of New York City’s leading choral organizations. The group produces its own concerts, including the innovative annual Midwinter Festival, and collaborates with leading ensembles from New York and around the world.

Dessoff has enriched the world of music through dozens of premieres and a seminal series of recordings. Today, Dessoff’s core group has 65 highly trained members; a larger Symphonic Choir and smaller Chamber Choir also perform regularly.


Full-bodied sound and suppleness
The New York Times

A long history of making excellent music
New Music Connoisseur

One of the great amateur choruses of our time
New York Today

Grace and conviction
The New York Post