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auditions are held year-round
 
 
Members
 
Past Presidents
Francis C. Bowman
1866-1869
Horace Howland
1869-1877
Townsend Cox
1877-1881
Horatio J. Brewer
1881-1883
Robert H. Robertson
1883-1894
Horatio J. Brewer
1894-1897
Frederick A. Stokes
1897-1900
Allan Robinson
1900-1906
Benjamin Prince
1906-1912
Horatio J. Brewer
1912-1915
Howard S. Borden
1915-1920
John T. Gillespie
1920-1924
Louis Morris Starr
1924-1927
Allan Robinson
1927-1936
Carroll Blakely Low
1936-1939

Charles W. Ferris
1939-1944
Harvey Enders
1944-1947
Louis Gillespie
1947-1950
Lacy Wisdom
1950-1952
Robert Pierce
1952-1961
Otto G. Glander
1961-1964
Robert Pierce
1964-1979
Warren Grasing
1979-1981
Richard L. Farren
1981-1984
Otto G. Glander
1984-1986
Milan Valuch
1986-1991
Martin Edelman
1991-2003
Charles J. Hayes
2003-2004
Jerry Merzon
2004-2007
John Memmolo
2007-2017
 
 
 
 

MGC's singers, who range in age from their thirties to 90, are from all parts of the New York metro area and beyond-- one member commutes from Houston, Texas. They have careers and occupations in varied fields and include teachers, realtors, attorneys, musicians, administrators, nurse practitioner, IT professionals, geologist, corporate communications executive, and artist.

Annual dues:

$250 (under 30 years of age)
$350 (30 and older)
$700 (for members who would also like to be listed as a Patron under Donors)

New members begin paying dues after the first six months. (Dues cover the cost of rehearsal and performance spaces as well as the stipends for the conductor and accompanist.)

 
 
OFFICERS AND STAFF

President 
Edward C. Darnall

Vice President
Gary Samuels

Secretary
Steve Ridley

Treasurer
Ben Rinzler

Executive Committee Member and
Past President

Martin P. Edelman
 
Executive Committee Member-at-Large
Richard Farren

Historian
Richard Farren

Librarian
Albert Bouchard

Conductor
Gene Wisoff

Accompanist
TBA

 

SINGERS
(date following each name indicates first year of membership)


First Tenors

Martin P. Edelman, 1986
Ron Forbes, 2006
Elmer Joerg, 1993
Arthur Jones, 2005
Clell Tickle, 2018
John VanCouvering, 2006
Ruben Velazquez, 2019

 
Second Tenors

Albert Bouchard, 2018
Edward C. Darnall, 1973
Walter Epstein, 2010
George Friedlander, 2018
Kevin Kang, 2007
David Knox, 2018
Joseph Mahon, 2012
Michael Seidita, 2021



Baritones
 
Richard L. Farren, 1977
Charles Hardy, 2009
Jerry Merzon, 1995
David Middaugh, 2015
Gary Samuels, 2018



Basses
 
David Anchel, 2009
Nick Johnson, 2018
Dennis O'Neill, 2017
Steven Ridley, 2017
Ben Rinzler, 2010

 

 
IN MEMORIAM
John Memmolo
Chris Butler
Silviu Popescu
Jack Mendelson
 
 
The Mendelssohn Glee Club celebrated its 150th anniversary on May 10, 2016 with a gala concert at Merkin Hall. (click here for video)