"a beautifully blended, thoroughly unified sound"

Allan Kozinn, New York Times

supporters

List current as of June 2024. Please inform us of any mistakes or omissions, which are unintentional.

The generosity of its many patrons allows the Oratorio Society to continue its more than 150 year legacy as New York’s standard for grand choral performance. For more information about giving opportunities, please contact the Society.

Corporate & Foundation

The Elizabeth Fernald Allen Family Foundation

The Casement Fund

JPMorgan Chase

The Kaplen Brothers Fund

Tapestry Foundation

UBS AG

Zaskorski & Associates

Golden Circle (Over $10,000)

Bookmyer Estate

Bill & Lesleigh Forsyth

Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger

Denise Littlefield Sobel in honor of Jody Spellun

Richard & Lois Pace Charitable & Cultural Fund

Bruce Patrick

Estate of Theodore Voelker

Albert Watson

Susan Zwanger & Steve Karger

Silver Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

Katherine S. Cahill

Robin Ludwig

Deirdre and Christopher Schell

Michele and Michael Wolfson

Benefactor ($1,000-$4,999)

Richard Aftanas

Linda Amster

Anne-Marie Audet

Gyasi N. Barber

Henry Barkhorn in honor of Bruce Patrick

Barbara Barnes

Jay Benzon

Elizabeth Berwick

Mary Braunsdorf

Lisa Cecchini

Irwin B. Cohen in honor of Elizabeth Levine

Miriam Cohen in memory of Barbara Cohen Spiegel

Robert Conley & Evan Fein

Rick Donner

Kathleen Flaherty

Penelope Foley

Matt Fremont-Smith

Stephen H. Gardner Fund in memory of Elizabeth N. Means

Catherine M. Green

Douglas Harrison

Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig

Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in memory of David Ralph

Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger in tribute to DiAnn Pierce

Patricia Hopkins

Claudia & Steve Huter

Jay & Patricia Jacobson

Dean Kevlin

Mary Kevlin

Mary-Jo Knight & Michael Parish

Suky K. Kwak

Allison LaFleur

Rebecca Lehmann-Sprouse

Josh and Tess Lewis

Florence C. Long

Susan Sigda & Alex Lotocki de Veligost

Phyllis Lusskin

John Matjucha & Joselyn Gonzalez

Karen McCahill

Ora McCreary

Brian R. & Marianne S. Percival

DiAnn Pierce

Janet Plucknett

Elke & Casey Raskob

David Robb

Anne and Larry Sandberg

Dov Scherzer

Gary Schieneman & Susan B. Fisher

Susan Smodish

Connie Steensma and Rick Prins in honor of Bente Strong

Bente Strong in memory of my father Peter Strong

Shereen Taylor-Berger and Steven Berger

Terry Tolk

Judith E. and Mary A. Vaughn Williams

Laura Vecchione & Daniel Tranchina

Karin & Bob Wiseman

Hyung-Gon Paul Yoo

Margaret Young

Frances Zawilski

Lynda Zweben-Howland & Peter Howland

Patron ($250-$999)

Blessing Agunwamba

Anonymous in honor of Mary Kevlin

David Beek

Marion Buchbinder

Yona Corn

Angel Gardner

Arthur H. Hopkirk

Joan Kuck

Karl F. Lauby

The Matheny-Waechter Family Fund in honor of Suky Kwak

Nancy Leo

Nicholas W. Lobenthal

Meghan Marks

Kathryn McCarthy in honor of Bente Strong

Carol McMillan in honor of DiAnn Pierce

Diane & Alan Meltzer

Claudia Mooij

Kent Tritle in honor of Richard Pace

Albert Watson in memory of Betty Brummett

Albert Watson in memory of Richard Putter

Willey Family Fund in memory of Susan Stumer

Sponsor ($100-$249)

Jill Arbetter in memory of Richard Levine

Carol Auerbach in memory of Richard Levine

Susan Brown

Kate Bushmann

Nancy and John Cline

Kathryn (Kate) Gerlach

Ronnie David Goldstein in memory of Susan Stumer

Tina & David Byrne Gonzalez

Jonathan Havel

Laura Hogan

Norm & Jacque Jones in honor of Suky Kwak

Richard Kreuter

Robert and Carol Herselle Krinsky

Ronnie Lazar in honor of Judith Williams

Shea Scanlon Lomma

Anne Maxwell

Kelly Mooij

Kristin Moore

Leslie Moser

Katrin Naelapaa

Ruth G. Nolan & Bruce McKenna

Patricia Park in honor of Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig

Patricia Park in honor of Mary Vaughn

Sean Petersen in honor of Stephen Vann

Roger Rahtz

Eileen Richter

Rumiko Saiki

Alan Schaplowsky

Mark J. Schulte

Karen Simon-Leff in honor of Dr. Sanford Leff

Dr. & Mrs. Fred B. Smith

Robert Storch in honor of Charlotte Storch

Carole Swaim

Kent Tritle in memory of Susan Stumer

Martha D. Trowbridge in honor of Tim Dwight

Albert Watson in honor of Bob Conley

Jane Holt Weber & Lawrence Becker/N&B Family Fund

John Abbott Worthle

Stella Zawistowski

Associate (up to $99)

Maria Abeshouse

Anonymous

Marion Barak in memory of Richard Levine

Richard Barcham & Prema Samuel in honor of Fred Smith

Scott Clugstone

Marie Colella

David Coffin

Marjorie Crandell in honor of Charles Wray Crandell Sr, Jr, + 3rd

Marguerite Duprieu

Ellen Davidson

Kari and Kamal Elias

Christine Ellingsworth

Jackie Friedman in memory of Karen Oldham

Adrienne Giardiniere

Robert & Ellyn Leverone in memory David Leverone

Carmen Lugo

Hannah Margolies

Florence Maynard

Allison Patterson in memory of Susan Stumer

Jennifer Ritter

Susan Rothschild in memory of Colony Elliot Santangelo

Ellie Tewlow

Silvia Zerbio-Pillitteri

Donations made in memory of Richard A. Pace

Dale Aucoin

Rhonda Barnat

Barbara Barnes

Micheline Beaudry

Gayle Binney

Susan Brown

Nancy and John Cline

Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger

Rick Donner

William & Lesleigh Forsyth

Ani Go

Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig

Judith Joseph

Suky K. Kwak

Karl F. Lauby

Ellyn & Robert Leverone

Florence C. Long

Ora McCreary

Carol McMillan

Alan & Diane Meltzer

Julie Nocco

Brian R. & Marianne S. Percival

DiAnn Pierce

Jennifer Ritter

Stanley Rose

Deirdre & Christopher Schell

Elizabeth & Michael Simpson

Susan Smodish

Bente Strong

Kent Tritle & Arthur Fiacco

Christina & Oscar Vallejo

Judith E. and Mary A. Vaughn Williams

Christine Wahlquist

Albert Watson

Gisela White

Karin & Bob Wiseman

Susan Zwanger & Steve Karger

WOODSIDE CIRCLE
Named in memory of the Society’s long-time music director, the Lyndon Woodside Circle offers four levels of annual giving with a three-year commitment. Circle members are invited to special events throughout the season. Learn more about the Woodside Circle.

The Woodside Circle

The Woodside Circle was established in memory of the Society’s long-time director, Lyndon Woodside. Joining the Woodside Circle with a three-year commitment makes you a member of a community that tangibly ensures the continuing success of the Oratorio Society of New York. Woodside Circle contributions enable the Society to engage in long-range planning, produce innovative programs, sponsor programs to provide financial support and coaching experience to young professionals, produce recordings, and more.

During the concert season, Woodside Circle members are invited to participate in special events such as an annual dinner, an end of season party, and special tours and performances. When the chorus performs abroad, the Woodside Circle hosts a reception for current and prospective members.

woodside circle Levels of Giving

Maestro $10,000 and above
Virtuoso $5,000-$9,999
Grazioso $3,000-$4,999
Arioso $1,500-$2,999

Maestro ($10,000 and above annually)

Elizabeth Fernald Allen Family Foundation

Martha Hess & Michael Dolinger

Richard & Lois Pace Charitable & Cultural Fund

Bruce Patrick

Albert Watson

Susan Zwanger & Steve Karger

Virtuoso ($5,000-$9,999 annually)

Katherine S. Cahill

Bill & Lesleigh Forsyth

Grazioso ($3,000-$4,999 annually)

Jennifer Herring & Fernand Brunschwig

Suky K. Kwak

Phyllis Lusskin

Deirdre & Christopher Schell

Shereen Taylor-Berger & Steven Berger

Judith E. & Mary A. Vaughn Williams

Michele & Michael Wolfson

Arioso ($1,500-$2,999 annually)

Linda Amster

Anne-Marie Audet

Gyasi N. Barber

Barbara Barnes

Jay Benzon

Elizabeth Berwick

Mary Braunsdorf

Lisa Cecchini

Robert Conley & Evan Fein

Rick Donner

Doug Harrison

Patricia Hopkins

Claudia & Steve Huter

Patricia & Jay Jacobson

Dean Kevlin

Mary Kevlin

Mary-Jo Knight & Michael Parish

Allison LaFleur

Rebecca Lehmann-Sprouse

Florence C. Long

Susan Sigda & Alex Lotocki de Veligost

Robin Ludwig in honor of Bruce Patrick

John Matjucha & Joselyn Gonzalez

DiAnn Pierce

Janet Plucknett

Elke & Casey Raskob

David Robb

Anne & Larry Sandberg

Gary Schieneman & Susan B. Fisher

Susan Smodish

Terry Tolk

Laura Vecchione & Daniel Tranchina

Karin & Bob Wiseman

Hyung-Gon Paul Yoo

Margaret Young

Lynda Zweben-Howland & Peter Howland

Damrosch Circle

Create your own musical legacy! Join the Damrosch Circle and help to sustain and build on the Oratorio Society’s musical traditions. Including the Society in your estate planning can provide you with significant tax advantages while benefiting singers and audiences for generations to come. To discuss the inclusion of the Society in your estate planning, please email us at development@osny.org.

All gifts are recognized in performance programs and on the website and help ensure that the Society is able to continue its tradition of presenting great choral performances.

The Oratorio Society of New York is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Additional information for contributors, underwriting, planned giving, and other ways to support the concert season: development@osny.org

Ann-Marie Audet

Barbara Barnes

Dorothea Brady

Robert Conley & Evan Fein

Simon Dratfield

Bill & Lesleigh Forsyth

Patricia Hopkins

Mary-Jo Knight & Michael Parish

Florence C. Long

Carol McMillan

Diane & Alan Meltzer

Richard & Lois Pace

Bruce  Patrick

Janet Plucknett

Gary Schieneman & Susan B. Fisher

Judith E. & Mary A. Vaughn Williams

Albert Watson

Karin & Bob Wiseman

2024 AUCTION DONORS

Richard Aftanas

Gyasi Barber

Barbara Barnes

Elizabeth Berwick

Gina Bratter

Susan Brown

Sister Patricia Bruck

Fernand Brunschwig

Katherine S. Cahill

Judith Cascone

Lisa Cecchini

Robert Conley and Evan Fein

Yona Corn

Malena Dayen

Rick Donner

Tim Dwight

Leslie Fagan

Amir Farid

Jim Finder

Michiyo Fisher and Ron McClure

Bill and Lesleigh Forsyth

Adrienne Giardiniere

Alex Golaj, V&T Restaurant and Pizzeria

Barbara Harrington

Jennifer Herring

Martha Hess and Michael Dolinger

Patricia Hopkins and Carlo Zaskorski

Arthur Hopkirk

Theresa Hubbard

Mary Kevlin

Karl Lauby

Sanford Leff

Ellyn and Robert Leverone

Jane Levi

Elizabeth Levine

Nicholas Lobenthal

Phyllis Lusskin

Annika Many

Meghan Marks

Karen McCahill

Ora McCreary

Alan and Diane Meltzer

Maria Miller

Kristin Moore

Katrin Naelapaa

Ruth G. Nolan and Bruce McKenna

Lois Pace

MaryJo Pagano

Marianne Percival

DiAnn Pierce

Silvia Zerbio Pillitteri

Gretchen Pingel

Janet Plucknett

Elke and Casey Raskob

Eileen Richter and Paul Livant

Jennifer Ritter and Daniel Katz

Lita Robinson

Mitchell Rodbell

David Rosenmeyer

Michael Sagalyn

Anne Griffin Sandberg

Deirdre Schell

Curtis Scott

Susan Sigda and Alex Lotocki de Veligost

Maria Silva, Maz Mezcal

Charles Stewart and Brittney Wetzel

Bente Strong

Shereen Taylor-Berger and Steve Berger

Eleanor Tewlow

Kent Tritle

Mina Tulchinsky

Oscar and Christina Vallejo

Judith E. and Mary A. Vaughn Williams

Laura Vecchione and Daniel Tranchina

John Verkuilen

Sharon Webb

Karin Wiseman

Michele Wolfson

Margaret Young

Susan Zwanger and Steve Karger

The Oratorio Society gratefully acknowledges the support and assistance of BNY Mellon.​​

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.