Dessoff Choirs, the
- Mark A. Boyle
American choral ensembles. In 1930, the Dessoff Choirs were established in New York by Margarete Dessoff with the assistance of Angela Diller. Between 1924 and 1929, the two women founded the Adesdi Chorus, a women’s ensemble; the A Cappella Singers, a mixed choir; and the Vecchi Singers, a smaller chamber group, all rehearsing at the Institute for Music, now the Juilliard School. The ...