The Dessoff Choirs




Auditions for The Dessoff Choirs for Tenors and Basses ONLY will be held on July 24, 7-10 PM. If you are interested in joining us, please email or call 212-831-8224. Auditions include vocalizing, sight-reading, and singing a short piece of your choice.

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.

To learn more about Dessoff’s 2014 Midwinter Festival, Second Life, visit Chris Shepard’s blog, Verba Docent.


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