In 2004, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra asked Lou Lemos to put together a chorus for a concert of music by John Williams, and the Syracuse Symphony Pops Chorus was born. Lou prepared the group for many critically acclaimed performances with the SSO.
Since 2011, the now-independent Syracuse Pops Chorus has sung regularly with Symphoria, the SSO's successor orchestra. In addition, Lou has led the chorus in a variety of concerts on its own and with other partner groups.
Repertoire consists largely of new choral arrangements of old standards: patriotic anthems, holiday favorites, Broadway and movie music, and songs from the American Songbook.
We are always looking for new members, all voice parts. Click for details.
Pops Chorus Director Lou Lemos graduated from the Crane School of Music with a degree in voice and instrumental music. At Crane, he also studied conducting with Brock McElheran.
Syracuse Pops Chorus Board
- Dean Burrows, President
- Susan Gifford, Vice-President
- David Yaw, Secretary
- Frank Schultz, Treasurer
- Vicki Feldman
- Michael Goodhines
- Dan Hladun
- Helen Kelley
- Diane Parker
- Jim Shults
- Sue Stred
The Syracuse Pops Chorus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily from membership dues, grants, and contributions from donors like you. All donations to the Chorus are tax deductible. Thank you for your support!
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:
124 East Jefferson Street
Syracuse, NY 13202