Our History

The “Community Chorus of North Palm Beach County” was founded in 1962 by Shirley Spitzer Anschutz with Stan Doyle as its first director.  As membership grew, the group changed its name to “The North County Choral Society” and eventually to “The Choral Society of the Palm Beaches, Inc.”

The group has had the privilege of working under these notable artistic directors:  

Stan Doyle September 1962 December 1964
William R. McIntire January 1965 July 1968
Lawrence Clarkson September 1968 December 1973
William Goode January 1974 December 1975
James H. Huges January 1976 December 1977
Alan Jenkins  January 1978 December 1978
Harold Bradley December 1978 April 1982
Seymour Shonberg December 1982 April 1984
Julian Stein August 1984 November 1985
Larry Lydon  November 1985 March 1986
Anne Hiasnicek  August 1986 April 1988
Eugene D. Fisher September 1988 October 1991
Dr. Ray Robinson January 1992 April 1992
Calvin C. Gage August 1992 July 2004
S. Mark Aliapoulios September 2004 Present