Here is a sampling of some of our 125+ choristers.
Alto 2. Member since 1995. Stamford, CT
I’ve been singing since I’ve been a child, and my Mother and I would play together at church services; she on the piano, and me on the organ. Then I was fortunate enough to
meet and marry a singer. I sing with GCS for three reasons: I learn something new at every rehearsal; it gives me exposure to master composers and rising stars; and, it’s
Members since 1993
White Plains, NY
Both Diane and Jim, husband and wife, retired in the early ‘90’s and
have devoted a good deal of volunteer time to GCS. Diane has been on
both the Nominating and Scholarship Committees and Jim recently was
Treasurer of the organization. Both had sung in High School and College
choruses, and their Church choirs.
Bass 1. Member since 1995. Riverside, CT
I sang in choirs and college musicals, and then went into musical hibernation…until I attended a GCS concert and said to myself, “Why am I sitting here in the audience; I
want to be up there with those happy folks.” And now I am. GCS has been a central part of my life. One of the things that I have enjoyed most has been our biennial trips
abroad; France, Italy, the UK, Prague/Vienna.
Tenor 1. Member since 2003. Greenwich, CT
I joined after taking a 25-year hiatus from choral singing to raise three daughters. I now live part-time in California, and …it is a testament to my love of GCS that I
make it back for rehearsal every Tuesday. I am a familiar sight on American Airlines, sitting there with
my music, CD player and headset...tapping and humming away.
Bass 1. Member since 2006. Fairfield, CT
I work in sports management for CAA Sports in Manhattan. I began singing in High School, and have participated in various choirs over the years; but none as challenging and
rewarding as GCS. I enjoy the music, and I think that Maestro Mueller is great director and teacher. He’s really helped improve my skills.
Alto 2. Member since 1967. Riverside, CT
Imagine being a member this long (gasp)! I joined when Louie White was
the conductor; and was on the committee that chose Dick Vogt, who led us
for twenty five years. Even though I’m now a church soloist, I’ve
stayed with GCS because every year the group gets better…offering a
challenging choral experience that can’t be matched in Fairfield County.
Bass 1. Member since 2003. Cos Cob, CT
After singing in High School and College, and not for a while after, I
missed the thrill of making music. GCS gave me that thrill back, and
rehearsals have become an island of serenity for me. It’s a friendly
group of people who work very hard under the excellent leadership of
Paul Mueller, our conductor.
Soprano 2. Member since 2005. Greenwich, CT
I’m a fifteen-year resident of Greenwich and joined the chorus in 2005.
Besides the people, what I most enjoy about GCS is the tremendous
variety of music that we sing – both choral repertoire and multicultural
works. Music is and has been great part of my life, and I continue to
Soprano 2. Member since 1993. Peekskill, NY
Job responsibilities took me away from music for more than a decade.
When I was able again to commit to a chorus, I asked a music teacher in
Westchester which was the area’s best. “The Greenwich Choral Society”,
she said; and she was right. I drive 45 minutes to rehearsals, and its
well worth it.
Bass 1. Member since 1999. Old Greenwich, CT
I love to sing. I was a member of the Amherst College Glee Club, and then missed singing formally while raising a family and working in Thailand and Europe. Then I joined
the Stamford Master Singers…and graduated to GCS for a greater challenge. Choral singing of this quality gives me an anchor to beauty, personal challenge and friendship…all
of which are invaluable and extensively available at GCS. As a Board member, I am Hospitality Chair and helping to upgrade internet capabilities.
Alto 2. Member since 1997. Wilton, CT
I am a retired lawyer and the mother of two teenage boys. I have been
singing all my life, starting with the Children’s Choir at the First
Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, Ohio. The pinnacle of my career has
been my years with GCS. The rehearsals are a music lesson; the concerts
are absolutely thrilling; the choristers are a delight.
Tenor 2. Member since 1976. Rye, NY
I’m a retired IBM communications executive, with an avocation…I guess
you could say…in the Choral Society. Sometimes I wonder how I find the
time to attend rehearsals and performances; what with time allotted to
children, grandkids, classic film lectures, docent duties. But after
three decades, I’m still enjoying the people and the music.
Alto 2. Member since 2007. Brooklyn, NY
I love the community feeling I get being a part of GCS. You get a lot of
warmth and encouragement as soon as you walk in the room. I have a
background in music education, and have been teaching, and performing in
many folk, country and bluegrass bands in New York City since 2005.
Alto 2. Member since 1996. Norwalk, CT
A stay-at-home Mom, at the time, I joined GCS in 1996 after moving to
Connecticut. After eight years of not singing, it was great to be back
harmonizing with new-found friends. I sang in many choral groups in high
school and college, but never realized how much I missed singing until I
joined up. I now work full time…but Tuesday night rehearsals are still
an essential part of my week. (Mary is a former President.)
Soprano 1. Member since 2003. Cos Cob, CT
My nanny taught me to sing Chinese folk songs and hymns when I was
growing up in Shanghai; and my children’s violin playing helped me to
learn notes. My time with GCS just has improved my skill levels and
enjoyment. You can hear me humming and singing our music in the halls of
Stamford Hospital, where I am a cardiology technician.
Soprano 1. Member since 1988. Stamford, CT
A past Registrar and Chair of the organization, Karen graduated from the
Boston Conservatory of Music…was the runner-up in a Jenny Lind singing
contest…and had a successful career as a Consultant with McKinsey &
Company. She’s married, enjoys gourmet cooking, good dining, cycling,
travel and, of course, singing with a wonderful group named the
Greenwich Choral Society.
Tenor 1. Member since 1983. New Canaan, CT
With a quarter century spent as a leading tenor with GCS, coupled with
his Mother’s 32 years - beginning 1973, the family has been a mainstay
of the Society. Dan says he still learns from every rehearsal and gets a
thrill out of every concert. He has a successful Marketing Consulting
firm, is President of a company that develops early childhood learning
products, and is an award-winning sculptor at the Silvermine Arts
Bass 1. Member since 1988. Norwalk, CT
Singing with Greenwich Choral Society is enormously fulfilling. Maestro
Mueller creates wonderfully exciting and diverse concert programs,
ranging from Bach to Bernstein to Duke Ellington. He works the chorus
hard to achieve high quality; the result is performances that are, by
all accounts, highly regarded by critics and our audiences.
Jean Luc Sinneger
Bass 2. Member since 2007. Cos Cob, CT
I’m a native of France…married 24 years, and a banker at Citigroup. I
sang in a boy’s choir from age 9 on, but as I got older and my voice
lowered I became a Bass. I love music. I had heard great things about
GCS and their talent; so I auditioned and was accepted. I couldn’t be
happier. Now I’m taking voice lessons in sacred music.
Bass 2. Member since 2005. Stamford, CT
My life is full of music. GCS is my main gig, but I also sing with the
Westchester Chordsmen - a barbershop group; and fill-in sometimes with
the Stamford Chorale where I used to be a member. I began singing in
college at Holy Cross, then took my voice into my shower for thirty
years before I eventually let it out. I’m a Certified Financial Planner,
play some tennis on a pair of bad knees, and enjoy family time.
Alto 1. Member since 1989. Greenwich, CT
I’m a musician. I have a Bachelor of Music in French Horn – with a Minor
in Voice - from James Madison University; and a Masters from Yale
School of Music. After I joined the chorus in ’89, I became its Business
Administrator the next year, and served ‘till ’97. I love singing with
GCS. I’ll stay another twenty years…or more…if I can build an addition
to store the staggering amount of music I have and will have sung.
Currently, I’m a freelance musician; but mostly stay home with two young