LEADERSHIP 

Beth Styles | Founder, Composer, Director 

 

Beth Styles is an award winning composer/producer/artist, whose work has been celebrated in diverse houses of worship across the country and performed by some of the great artists and cantors of our time.

Beth has written an extensive catalogue of original work ranging from Contemporary and Traditional Spiritual Music, Jewish, Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Theater, Folk and Funk to Film Scoring and Children’s Music.  Her most recent work has been focused in the realm of inspirational/spiritual music.  With roots in a modern orthodox Jewish background, Beth’s soulful writing is a deep and natural expression of her artistry.

Beth produces artists across many genres with a special love for helping others realize their dreams.  In addition to her prolifacy in writing and musical depth, she discovered early on a draw to the technical side of music creation.  Today, as a skilled Protools engineer, Beth produces most projects from recording to mastering at her multimedia production studio, based in Stamford, CT.  She has worked with beloved artists including Diana Ross and Ronnie Spector and is currently producing Neshama Carlebach’s brand new, about to be released CD entitled “Believe”.

As the music director and founder of the New World Chorus, Stamford’s 30-voice community interfaith choir, Beth continues to collaborate with diverse houses of worship, clergy and leadership to produce compelling annual multi-faith events  throughout the year, including “A Time to be Grateful,”  honoring Thanksgiving, “Season of Miracles,” a joyful celebration of Spring and “Street Angels”, where local singers join together in bringing the holiday spirit to the community.  She is also the creator of the “Living Voice Project,” which sources meaningful programs of the arts for people living with a form of dementia such as Alzheimer’s.

Jason Terry | Choir Director 

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Jason Linwood Terry is a gifted vocalist and choir director.  Beloved and in demand, Jason sings and directs for the New World Chorus, the Good New Gospel Choir of Westport, CT (Founder Chris Coogan), and renowned gospel recording artist, Pastor Hezekiah Walker.

Jason grew up in Danville, Virginia, where both his spiritual and musical journey began with singing in church choirs.  He later studied music at Shaw University and received a degree in Music. After traveling with the Shaw University concert choir throughout the country and abroad, Jason was appointed Minister of Music for the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel and served as director for the campus’s New Vision Gospel Choir in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As a professional studio artist, Jason has sung background vocals for many different gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kurt Carr and many others.

Jason is devoted to sharing his heart and musical gifts as a blessing to all God’s children. [divider]

 

 

Choir Members 2018  [divider]

Sopranos

Barbara Mechanic | Caroline Teichman | Dorothy Mueller | Gaby Winter | Jennifer Proga | Niema Hirsch | Regina Perry

Renee Gordon | Susan Baldwin | Vanessa Harris

Altos

 Clare Pagdin | Donna Wolff |Heidi Gleissner | Janine LaMendola |Joan Rosenthal | Julie Diraimondo | Karmit Zysman | Maureen Matthews | Rebecca Isenstein

Ronny Kaplan | Rosalea Fisher | Sarah Darer | Sarah Medelius | Tricia Small

Tenors

David Dressler | Deborah Schmidel | Gary Gepner | Eileen Rosner | Leslie Asllani | Peter Romersa | Susan Schneiderman
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