The Dessoff Choirs Inc.
The Dessoff Choirs is one of New York City's leading choruses. Founded in 1924 by Margarete Dessoff, the chorus has a reputation for pioneering performances of choral works from the pre-Baroque era through the 21st century. The "s" in Choirs connotes the group's various ensembles, including a large Symphonic Choir that appears with major orchestras, a mixed ensemble of 75 voices, and a smaller Chamber Choir assembled for more intimate works. Dessoff is active in New York's musical life, presenting its own concerts under the baton of Music Director Christopher Shepard and in collaboration with ensembles ranging from the The New York Philharmonic to the Kronos Quartet to the Mark Morris Dance Group.