Splendor, Mirth, and Good Cheer: those were the Three Charites or Graces, of Ancient Greek myth. That's also what we hope to spread with the Winter Graces, along with ethos, pathos, hope — and a huge batch of toe-tappin' fun.
The Winter Graces were formed in 2016 by Greg Kefalas and Jen Arvay Kefalas, the husband-and-wife team behind New York Holiday Singers, Inc., along with Associate Producer Doug Cordes. New York Holiday Singers, Inc. previously created the New York Holiday Choristers in 2011 and Men Singing Carols in 2013, and invented the true “vocal jazz meets holiday acappella” genre with the popular, premium & contemporary holiday acappella entertainment ensemble The New York Holiday Singers.
Greg, Doug and Jen realized that the next addition to the company would of course be a women's ensemble. After looking at what the city had to offer as far as women's performance groups, we decided to create a more contemporary group that would emphasize soulful, heartfelt holiday music set for brilliant three-part treble voices. We wanted to keep the group sophisticated and classy, but with a down-to-earth performance vibe.
Our one-of-a-kind Graces come from all walks of music, theatre, television, and film. They all have a passion for great music, great ensemble singing, and just like Greg, Jen, and Doug, a love of the holiday season!