Syracuse Community Choir

The Syracuse Community Choir is a community of people who come together to sing songs of peace and social justice. We educate each other & the Greater Syracuse community about social, political, and environmental issues.

Our Mission

The Mission of the Syracuse Community Choir is to:
1. Provide an opportunity for all people to sing
2. Sing music that:
a) Promotes peace, freedom and justice
b) Addresses issues of oppression such as racism, sexism and homophobia.
c) Provides inspiration and vision for changing the world
3. Perform and promote this music in the greater community
4. Build a safe and inclusive community
5. Sound good, have fun and love each other and the world well!

Leadership and Staff

Karen Mihalyi, Executive Director

Colleen Kattau, Creative Director

Kath Fathers, Creative Director

Marcia Hagan, Creative Director

Nina Pelligra, Teen Choir Consultant

Alison Mullan-Stout, Assistant to the Director

Darlene Yamrose, Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper

Shanah Williams, Rehearsal/Membership Coordinator

Karen Gillette, Disability Inclusion Consultant

Willie Kern, Disability Inclusion Coordinator, Rehearsal/Membership

Board of Directors:

Diane Ogno – President

John Noviasky – Treasurer

Pamela Walker – Secretary

Board Members:

Tim Farfaglia

Jeremy French-Lawyer

Matthew DeBellas

Mary Anne Barrington

Karen Gillette

Cliff Forstadt

Araba Black

Anne Childress

Defonda Bell-Dancil