The National Chorale


Everett McCorvey, Artistic Director

Amy Siegler, Executive Director

Martin Josman, Founder

During 2017–2018, the Chorale celebrates its 49th Annual Season of concerts at Lincoln Center and its extensive vocal music education program in the NYC schools.


Is the only professional choral organization to establish and maintain an annual choral-orchestral series in a major New York City concert hall—for 49 years at Lincoln Center—with additional concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Has created and has presented the Handel’s Messiah Sing-In at Lincoln Center every December for 49 years. The Sing-In is New York’s most popular Holiday Season participatory music event, with an audience-chorus of 3,000 singers.

Repertory also includes major accapella works from the 16th century to our time and its continuing Series of 20th and 21st century American Classics.

Has toured nationally since 1967, presenting choral concerts, vocal/instrumental chamber music, Messiah Sing-Ins, American music theatre concerts, contemporary music, and concerts for young people.

Presents the leading Vocal Music Education Initiative in New York’s public schools—ongoing for 49 years. Every year, through the Chorale’s programs, more than 15,000 children in Elementary, Intermediate and High Schools participate in choirs and develop their skills for life-long enjoyment of singing.

Presents the popular NYC High School Choral Festival, involving choirs from throughout the City. The 24th annual Festival took place in May 2017 at Hunter College/CUNY with more than 1,200 high school singers and choral conductors participating. Everett McCorvey was the Festival’s distinguished guest conductor.

Presented the 7th Annual Elementary School Choral Festival in May 2017 at Park West High School in midtown Manhattan with 950 singers and choral directors participating. Steven Vaughan was the distinguished Festival Guest Conductor.

Presented the 4th Annual Middle School Choral Festival in May 2017 at Park West High School in midtown Manhattan with 750 singers and choral directors participating. Vagarshak Ohanyan was the distinguished Festival Guest Conductor.