Jack Eppler, Founder and Director
Jack Eppler asked the Church of the Holy Apostles in 1994 to host a chorus open to anyone in the community without having to audition. The chorus has grown from a handful of people to nearly 100 singers and continues its original mission to restore singing to the day-to-day lives of ordinary people. The chorus has commissioned numerous new compositions over the years, and presents two standing room-only concerts each year.
As a professional chorister, Eppler sang under the batons of Leopold Stokowski, Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnányi, Gerard Schwarz, Roger Norrington, and Kurt Masur, as well as with the New York City Opera. He was bass soloist at the acclaimed Bach cantata series at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan. Operatic roles include Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte with the Young Artists Opera, The Old Maid and the Thief with the Bay Chamber Opera, and Trouble in Tahiti with the Mannes Opera Theatre, all in New York City. He was soloist with the Birmingham (Alabama) symphony in a Porgy and Bess concert.
Eppler’s meticulous attention to text has earned him praise as a singer who can be understood. Numerous composers have written for him. His innovative recital repertory stretches from the twelfth through the twentieth centuries. He toured Israel and Japan in Dolmen Music by composer Meredith Monk, and sang the premieres of performance pieces by composer Tan Dun and choreographer Jerry Pearson.
He teaches voice at his Greenwich Village Studio, and is delighted to teach singing to acting majors at the New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
TC Kincer, Associate Music Director
T.C. Kincer(he/him/his) is a music director, pianist, vocal coach, and theatre educator based in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Otterbein University as well as a master’s degree in piano performance with a concentration in collaborative piano from New York University Steinhardt. T.C. is a staff pianist at Steinhardt where he accompanies voice lessons, recitals, diction courses and song analysis courses. He works with many educational theatre companies including SOOP Theatre Company, KJK Productions, and The Secret Theatre Academy. T.C. has worked on professional theatrical productions in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, New Hampshire, Maine and Florida. Some of his favorite music directing credits include Little Shop of Horrors, The Fantasticks, and On the Town. T.C. has also worked as a pianist aboard the Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship and as a pianist and organist for New Albany United Methodist Church. In addition to his musical pursuits, T.C. enjoys reading fiction, drinking whiskey, and playing beach volleyball.