About Us

Mission Statement:


The New Haven Oratorio Choir, is a community based, mixed voice chamber ensemble. We are committed to quality intimate performances of diverse choral works. We choose repertoire to inspire and inform both performer and audience.


With the 2019-20 season, NHOC celebrates 57 years of musical discovery and we will continue our commitment to provide an innovative exploration of music in our upcoming seasons.

Artistic Director

Daniel Shaw is a conductor and composer living in Hamden, CT.  He received degrees in music (B.A. Dartmouth College), choral conducting (M.M. Emory University) and music education (M.M. University 

of Toronto).


Dan is Founder and Artistic Director of the Connecticut-based Composer's Choir, a group of professional singers which has performed and recorded over 55 works by over 30 composers from across the United States since its inception in 2010.  Its recordings have been broadcast on radio stations throughout the country. Dan is also Founder and Artistic Director of the American Radio Choir, a professional choir made up of distinguished singers in New York City, which is dedicated to recording and distributing new works by living American composers.


Former appointments include Minister of Music at First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, CT; Minister of Music at St. Augustine Church in Seymour, CT; Assistant Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh; Minister of Music at Middlefield Federated Church; Director of Choirs at Zion Lutheran Church (Pittsburgh); and Director of Middle School Choirs at Trevor Day School (New York City).


Dan has served on the faculties of Duquesne University and John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. As a choral composer, he has received numerous commissions and his works are performed throughout the United States and Canada. Dan’s music is published by Boosey and Hawkes.




Alexis Zingale began her piano studies at the age of four and presented her first solo recital program at age nine. Ms. Zingale has performed throughout the U.S. and Canada as soloist and collaborator in a variety of venues, winning numerous awards in both roles. Ms. Zingale has recorded for Peer Music Classical and the Charles Ives Society, and her performances have been broadcast on Connecticut Public Radio.


Ms. Zingale is an adjunct professor of piano and chamber music at the University of Bridgeport, a staff accompanist at Western Connecticut State University, a piano faculty member and staff accompanist at the Neighborhood Music School in New Haven, and a piano faculty member at the Suzuki Music School of Westport.


More information is available at www.alexiszingale.com.

Board of Directors

The choir-elected Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 season:


Executive Committee

Jerry Boryca, President

Mary Clark, Vice President

Sandy Koorejian, Treasurer

Sheila Fleming Greenhouse, Secretary


Board Members at Large

Michael Cocchi

Paul DiMauro

Mary Alice Dutkanicz

Dick Highfield

Maggie Holland

Daniel Shaw*


*non-voting Board member

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