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, Folk and Funk to Film Scoring and Children’s Music.  Beth recently co-wrote and produced Neshama Carlebach’s latest CD “Believe.

As the music director and founder of the New World Chorus, Beth collaborates 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 

Jason Linwood Terry  is a gifted vocalist and choir director.   Jason has been singing and directing the New World Chorus for 8 years.  He also works with 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  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 as well as Jewish Superstar, Neshama Carlebach.

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

 

CHOIR MEMBERS 2019 

Sopranos

Barbara Mechanic | Caroline Teichman | Dorothy Mueller | Niema Hirsch |

Renee Gordon | Susan Baldwin | Vanessa Harris

Altos

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

Ronny Kaplan | Rosalea Fisher | Sarah Darer | Tricia Small

Tenors

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