David Hayes and NYCHORAL & symphony taking a bow.

David Hayes with the NYCHORAL members and orchestra, Carnegie Hall April 2013

Music Director of the New York Choral Society

Since 2012 David Hayes has been Music Director of the New York Choral Society. An amateur chorus of 180, he has improved the artistry, sense of ensemble and vocal abilities of NYCHORAL’s members.

David has grown the programming and continues to maintain his commitment to expanding the broader context for the audience of the works he performs, to bring New York, East Coast and World Premieres to NY audiences by programming with composers such as Jennifer Higdon and Frank Ticheli; and to partnering with such external entities such as the Arvo Part project.

David Hayes conducting the New York Choral Society at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall

NYCHORAL Brahm’s Requiem Mvt. 6, (excerpt)

NYCHORAL Brahm’s Requiem, St. Bartholomew’s Church Nov. 2018

NYCHORAL – Frank Ticheli’s The Shore – Carnegie Hall Feb. 2018

NYCHORAL – Frank Ticheli’s The Shore- Carnegie Hall Feb. 2018

NYCHORAL – Bach, Mass in B – Minor Carnegie Hall May 2018

NYCHORAL – Bach, Mass in B – Minor Carnegie Hall May 2018


Frank Martin: Mass for Double Chorus

Zoltán Kodály: Missa Brevis

Frank Ticheli – Until Ever Fades Away (East Coast Premiere)

Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem

Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
Gerald Finzi: Requiem da Camera
Michael Tippett: A Child of Our Time

Arthur Honegger- King David

JS Bach: Mass in B Minor

Charles Stanford: Songs of the Fleet

Frank Ticheli: Symphony No. 3, “The Shore” (East Coast Premiere)

Duruflé: Requiem, Op. #9

Joseph Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Felix Mendelssohn: St. Paul

Sir James MacMillan: St. Luke Passion (with Brooklyn Youth Chorus)-NY premiere

Joseph Vella: The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity (US Premiere)

Georg Friedrich Händel: Israel in Egypt

Beethoven: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, Mass in CSymphony No. 9 with NY Youth Symphony

Arvo Pärt: Te Deum

John Adams: On the Transmigration of Souls

Paul Hindemith: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d

Gustav Holst: The Hymn of Jesus

Jennifer Higdon: The Singing Rooms (NY Premiere)

Ralph Vaughan WilliamsA Sea Symphony

Hector Berlioz: L’Enfance du Christ