Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) hosted its Spring Gala last night at the Metropolitan Club in New York City and BroadwayWorld was there.

The Gala brings together singers, musicians, conductors, and music lovers for a special evening celebrating the work of noted artists and friends of NYCHORAL. This year, NYCHORAL continued its partnership with the Richard Tucker Music Foundation, and presented performances by two notable soloists, soprano Amanda Woodbury and tenor Sean Panikkar. Ms. Woodbury's and Mr. Panikkar's appearances are courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

The Gala supports NYCHORAL's program of bringing its world-class music-making to venues throughout New York and beyond. The event also featured a silent auction offering on www.501auctions.com/nycs

This year NYCHORAL honored the music and career of longtime NYCHORAL friend Peter Yarrow, well-known singer, songwriter, activist, and founding member of Peter, Paul, and Mary. NYCHORAL Emeritus Conductor

Robert De Cormier, who was Music Director from 1970 to 1987 and had always divided his activities between classical and popular music, bridged the two worlds when NYCHORAL joined Peter, Paul, and Mary for a Holiday Celebration at Carnegie Hall. For years, PBS aired this annual concert nationally. Maestro De Cormier first met Mary Travers-later to become Mary of the beloved trio-when she was a music student of his at the Little Red School House in New York.

Celebrating her 50th season with NYCHORAL, Executive Vice President and Trustee Joanne W. Lawson was also honored at this year's gala. A tireless supporter of NYCHORAL, Ms. Lawson has brought an exemplary amount of energy and enthusiasm to her music and work at NYCHORAL. Ms. Lawson worked for 35 years in senior management and executive positions with nonprofit organizations and advertising agencies, including at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF and as head of direct marketing fundraising program for CARE and the ASPCA. She was one of the four founders of Darcy Direct (now Gray Direct).

Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
Joanne W. Lawson, Exec V.P. Honoree, Peter Yarrow Honoree, Amanda Woodbury, Soprano, Sean Panikkar, Tenor Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
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Joanne W. Lawson, Celebrating 50 seasons member The New York Choral Society Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
Peter Yarrow, Lifetime Achievement & Humanitarian Award Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
Peter Yarrow Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
Michael Colosi, Chairman of the Board Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
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Amanda Woodbury, Soprano 2016 Richard Tucker Career Grant Winner Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
Sean Panikkar, Tenor, Metropolitan Opera Photo Coverage: Peter Yarrow Honored at New York Choral Society Gala
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