Founder, Linda Bottos, is no stranger to sacred music, having joined her first church choir at the age of eight. She has remained active throughout her life as both Vocalist and Choir Director, as well as appearing as featured soloist in churches throughout the tri-state area and with numerous choral groups and chorales, including The Somers Chorale and The Westchester Light Opera Company. She has appeared in leading roles in Cavalleria Rusticana and Hansel and Gretel. Linda was honored to perform under the direction of Abraham Kaplan of The Julliard School. Linda is currently engaged as Section Leader at Trinity St. Paul's Episcopal Church in New Rochelle, NY.
In addition to her musical background, Linda has been involved in Regional and Community Theater for the past 40 years - acting, directing, stage managing and choreographing over 50 productions. She has one play writing credit, Destination, which was produced in 2001. Linda has almost 40 years of experience in the corporate world as an office systems administration manager and corporate event planning specialist.
Linda lives in Hopewell Junction, NY with her husband, Dennis.
Director of Business Development: Jeffrey Whitney
Director of Financial Operations: Joseph Tucciarone
Director of Sacred Music: Philip Auman Godlewski
Operations Consultant: Caroline Sander Vesperman
Philanthropy Supporting Humanitarian Aid Through Music and the Arts
Choirgirl Music is a philanthropic organization created to raise funds to help support humanitarian aid organizations through music and the arts.
Funding for Choirgirl Music and the work we do comes from the sale of advertising space in concert programs, as well as private sponsorship donations. These funds are used to cover administrative expenses, upcoming projects, and to ensure our continued growth.
Founded in 2014, Choirgirl Music has organized or participated in events which, to date, have raised nearly $10,000, benefiting such organizations as Samaritan's Purse, Food Bank of the Hudson Valley, Grace Smith House, Land for the Homeless, Imeldahof, a children's home in Aruba, and C.A.N. (Corporate Angel Network). We are proud of the fact that 100% of funds collected on behalf of a charity or organization go directly to the organization for which it was intended.