The Spence School Glee Club and Middle School Chorus


The Spence School Choirs are considered among the top girls’ choirs in New York City. The ensembles are known for their fluency in a wide variety of choral styles, performing exciting and diverse programs which incorporate Renaissance masterworks, Bulgarian folk songs and rousing American gospel and spiritual arrangements. The choirs tour extensively, and in recent years they have performed for audiences at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, and the Sagrada Família in Barcelona. In New York, the group performs regularly at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.

The program is directed by Evan Wels, whose ensembles have been heralded as “beautifully trained and tuned” by the New York Times.  Mr. Wels is a vibrant force in the New York choral scene. A student of Simon Carrington and Marguerite Brooks at the Yale School of Music, he is now in his thirteenth year as the Choral Director at the Spence School. As a countertenor, Mr. Wels has performed with the Yale Schola Cantorum, the Tiffany Consort and the Yale Whiffenpoofs.