Three charming & unique holiday vocal groups.

One effortless way to add some fa-la-la to your season's events.

We are New York Holiday Singers, Inc.

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style.

The holidays are the most wonderful time in the New York City area. From the lights, sounds & sights of the City, to the decorations and community of hollows, towns and villages nearby, one can truly experience the holidays and their traditions in every way imaginable. And above all this bustle, you hear: the music.

No other time of year has inspired and captured the imagination of songwriters and performers than winter and the Christmas season. No other season lends itself to music that can connect people, often strangers, with one another. Hearing carolers on a street corner, or singing together with family & friends, or any other number of memories we’ll cherish are a shared experience that can lay the soundtrack for the season.

Go beyond Christmas carolers.

That’s why we started New York Holiday Singers, Inc.

Husband-and-wife team Greg Kefalas and Jen Arvay Kefalas formed New York Holiday Singers, Inc. in 2008, and since then we’ve been fortunate to grow to three fantastic groups with dozens of tremendously talented and kind singers.

From the sleek, polished funk/soul, true vocal jazz and contemporary sophistication of our flagship group the New York Holiday Singers to the fun, disarming & charming guys of Men Singing Carols, to the industry-leading flexibilty and one-of-a-kind combo of jazz, classic carols, and secular favorites -- including some traditional Christmas carols -- of the New York Holiday Choristers, we’re proud to be bringing our brand of holiday cheer to the New York City area in our 11th holiday season. We look forward to singing for you and yours this year!

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In a nutshell… The most polished & contemporary, premium holidays-only vocal ensemble you’ve ever heard. Caroling a la carte™ with fun music in a variety of styles & industry-leading flexible booking options. Charismatic, charming gentlemen singing Christmas carols & other songs, designed to charm & delight.
Music styles Jazz, Pop, Soul/Funk and R&B, Contemporary; entirely full-length songs Traditional Caroling, Contemporary & Jazz; mix of carols & full-length songs Jazz/Swing, Crooner, and Contemporary; mix of medium- to full-length songs
Perfect for… Premium featured entertainment: Concerts, television/radio, opening for larger acts, upscale corporate & private events Our most versatile group! Background entertainment, private events, corporate holiday parties, restaurants, sing-alongs, “stroll & sing” Anywhere you want to add charm! Holiday luncheons & dinners, corporate & private events, Christmas parties
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Format & number of singers for events Minimum 1 hour. 5 Singers singing in 4-part harmony with vocal bassline, or 5-part harmony. Members are fixed in our one quintet, rehearsing starting in July. Minimum 1 hour. 4-16 Choristers where available, singing in four-part mixed voices. Members vary from event to event and depending on number of Choristers requested. Minimum 30 minutes in Manhattan, 1 hour outside. 3-7 Men where available, singing in three-part male voices. Members vary from event to event and depending on number of Men requested.
Length of repertoire / number of songs A full set (an hour plus). Additional music can be provided using the Choristers' songbook. 56+ songs across a variety of styles, or over two and a half hours! Approximately 20 (1 hour)
Influences & comparisons The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Swingle Singers, Singers Unlimited, The Real Group, etc. Way too many to list! The styles the Choristers sing vary widely across their massive repertoire. Straight No Chaser, Michael Bublé / Naturally 7, Harry Connick Jr., Billy Joel, Tony Bennett, and more.
Their "look" Classy & sharp. Formal (most common): Ladies in attractive cocktail dresses, men in tailored grey suits with natural shoulders. Casual: Modern holiday sartorial. Fun. Matching thick-knit red scarves. Fun, hip casual holiday attire, or a more formal look with jackets/ties (men) & dresses (women). Relaxed, but polished. Choose from preppy (sweaters, button-downs, blazers, and slacks) or a more formal option of jackets & ties.
Seen & heard… Daniel, The Rachael Ray Show, WFUV Cityscape, WQXR, cabarets & concerts, and more. The Harvard Club NYC, Nassau Country Club, Ocean Grill, and many dozens more each year! We’re new since 2013 and only performed at private events, so stay tuned!
Requirements & memorization Fully-memorized with no binders. Require a PA/sound system & microphones (available for a small fee upon request) and dressing area. Memorized, with mini-binders containing set list, starting notes & lyrics. Require some light and restrooms. Memorized, with mini-binders containing set list, starting notes & lyrics. Require some light and restrooms.
Book them if you want… The cream of the crop. A true vocal jazz group, but focused on holiday music, performing a concert for your event. Elite musicality and unique, inventive versions of classics as well as original holiday songs. Ultimate flexibility coupled with the the largest songbook in the business, and a remarkably high level of musicality. Fun, charming men performing swinging and toe-tapping treatments of favorite carol & songs.
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