Greenwich Choral Society is led by Dr. Christine Howlett, conductor, and organist Jonathan Vaughan. GCS works with professional orchestras and soloists to deliver excellence in performance.
In addition to performing regularly in Greenwich, GCS has performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Thomas Church, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Choral Society has also appeared as guest artists with the Greenwich Symphony, New Haven Symphony, New Haven Chorale, and Stamford Symphony, as well as at the Ives Festival in Danbury. Learn more here.
Dr Christine Howlett
Music Director and Conductor
Canadian conductor and soprano Christine Howlett is an Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Vassar College. Her choruses have sung at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Dr. Howlett earned a Bachelor of Vocal Performance from the University of Toronto. She studied at Indiana University (IU), earning a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting.
Her parents say she was singing before she talked. And she says that it was when she, “on a whim,” took her first conducting class at IU that she felt really at home – there on the podium.
Associate Director of Music at Christ Church, Greenwich CT.
Prior to this had held positions at The Cathedral of All Saints, Albany NY and Wells Cathedral in the UK. One of the youngest ever prizewinning Fellows of the Royal College of Organists, he studied with Dame Gillian Weir and Simon Williams.
As an organist he has performed recitals across the UK. As a choir trainer, he was Musical Director of several choirs in the United Kingdom and has directed some of the principal works in the choral-orchestral repertory.