Chamber Singers Music Director - Dorothy Yanish

Dorothy Yanish, our Chamber Singers Music Director.

Dorothy Yanish is a well known performer, teacher and opera director in the Monadnock Region and in Boston. She holds a B.S. degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy and Opera from The Catholic University of America with extended post-graduate work at the Longy School and Boston and New England Conservatories. She has appeared as a soloist and chorus member with Boston’s Cantata Singers, The John Oliver Chorale and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus; the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh; the Choir of the National Cathedral in in Washington, D.C. She has performed in Moscow, London and Vienna with touring choruses and cherishes the experience of having studied with John Eliot Gardiner in Opera Barga, Barga-Lucca, Italy. Currently she maintains a private voice studio in Peterborough. She has taught voice at Keene State College, The Concord Community Music School, The Keene Institute of Music and FPU. As an incorporator of the Ralynmor Opera she performed major roles, prepared choruses, directed and served as Artistic Director. She is a former president of the NH Chapter of the National Assoc. Of Teachers of Singing.  

About the Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers

The Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers was formed in 1999.  The group is made up of sixteen to twenty singers - four-five for each voice part.  The MCCS is small and mobile enough to perform in venues which cannot accommodate the larger chorus, such as local churches, town bandstands, assisted living facilities and various municipal buildings.  Both the Monadnock Chorus and its Chamber Singers have the following goals:

  • to educate our audiences about choral music
  • to encourage the community to attend our concerts
  • to provide the community with the opportunity to enjoy great works of choral music performed live in their own area
  • to become a more active part of the business community in the Monadnock Region


The Monadnock Chorus is grateful for the 1999 Pride Award, given by the Chambers of Commerce in Jaffrey and Rindge. This grant was used to start the Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers. The Monadnock Chorus Chamber Singers performs a varied repertoire - classical, sacred, madrigals, spirituals, contemporary - both a cappella and accompanied. If you are interested in having this chorus perform for your organization, contact Sandy Jackson by e-mail via the chorus' general email address or by phone at 603-525-6660.