About Us

A Newton Singers Who’s Who…

Founders

Lisa Rosenfeld and Carol Singer

Volunteer Administrators

  • Elaine Inker — Co-Director
  • Elliott Puretz — Treasurer
  • Mary Purvis — Co-Director
  • Bonnie Bisbicos — Co-Director
  • Steve Broyles — Website Administrator

Choral Director

Benjamin Youngman has been the Choral Director of Newton Singers since 2002.  Ben began his professional music career with the American Boychoir in Princeton, New Jersey at age ten, performing over 160 concerts a year for three years throughout North America and Europe.  A graduate of the Hartt School of Music, he has made numerous recordings with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus and is a member of the New World Chorale.  Currently, Mr. Youngman is the choral director of Newton South High School.  He lives in Charlestown with his twin daughters.

Accompanist

Kit Perkins

Past Choral Directors

  • Richard Travers — 1998-2002
  • Mark Haddad —  1996-1998
  • Noreen Diamond Burdett —  1995-1996
  • Sylvia Pitnof —  1991-1995

Past Accompanists

  • Mark Galinovsky — 2008-2009
  • Esther Na — 2007-2008
  • Jane Wilcox — 2002-2007
  • Christy Liao – 2016-2017