ABOUT THE CHOIR
A Creative Ensemble
The Lux Mea Choir is a Manhattan-based ensemble focused on strengthening our community through music. Lux Mea translates to "my light" in Latin. Each of us has light within us that is magnified when we work together, and that greater light in turn enhances the impact we can have for good. This season we hope our light will shine with yours.
We have big dreams of what music can do in our community, and we would love for you be a part of that. Our goal is to give people a place to sing regardless of background or experience level. Our members range from professional musicians to people for whom Lux Mea is their first organized singing opportunity. If you are interested in adding your voice to ours or supporting us in other ways, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Choir
Alyssa Joy Brown (she/her) is a PhD student in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. She is interested in understanding ecosystem resilience to novel disturbance regimes, which she is currently undertaking by studying tropical rainforest response to hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Alyssa does not view science and art as being dichotomous finding that music stretches her brain intellectually just as much as science does creatively. She is grateful to be part of the Lux Mea community.
Amanda Savino (she/her) is a social work student and mental health coach specializing in religious trauma. Having spent her whole life singing in church and college choirs, she was looking for the perfect vocal home and found it in Lux Mea in 2023. She spends most of her time between Brooklyn and the Rockaways, where the ocean is her happy place.
Anna Mazina has been singing with Lux Mea since the very beginning. She is a scientist from Moscow, a grandmother, a teacher, and she loves to garden.
Becca del Monte
Becca del Monte (she/her) is currently completing a Master's in Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University. She was previously a member of the Park Slope Singers in Brooklyn and is happy to have found a new choir home with Lux Mea after moving to the Upper West Side. She loves any kind of textile art, especially weaving and sewing.
Caroline is a recent New York transplant and a creative at an advertising agency. She has always had a love for singing and piano, and this is her first season with Lux Mea. On the weekends you can find her at the park with a camera in one hand and a pair of roller skates in the other.
Cecile Klaus is a choreographer/dance performer/instructor and runs the Miss’ile Rollerdance company. She grew up in music since the age of 4 studying piano, dance, drums, music theory and music analyze at the National Conservatory of Aubervilliers in France. She took part of different choirs for schools, for Banlieues Bleues Festival, and just joined Lux Mea this year.
Christina Gaudino is very happy to be a new member of Lux Mea choir! She sang in the Queen's Chorale as a student at Rutgers University. She currently works in the United Nations community. In her free time, Christina loves reading, writing, editing, and caring for her plants.
Hannah Moloshok is so excited to be singing her first season with Lux Mea! When she's not singing choral music or opera she works as a public relations account executive and spends her free time training for triathlons and baking.
Isabel García Maroto
Isabel (she/her) joined Lux Mea in 2023, and has previously sung in the choir of the Sorbonne University in Paris, and in the choir of the Music school of Toledo, Spain
Jayne Edwards (she/her) is a housing rights staff attorney at Mobilization for Justice. Jayne has been involved in music since she was very young. Being part of Lux Mea has kept the joy of music in her life amidst the stress and pressures of law school. She is very thankful to Kaitlin for creating this space for expression, collaboration, and joy. Jayne is the President of the choir.
Julia Napolitano (she/her) is a biomedical engineer. She started singing as a kid with her two younger sisters, and is so excited to continue pursuing her love of music with such talented, passionate people. She is the Treasurer for Lux Mea. In her spare time, she likes doing crosswords, caring for her plants, and collecting sea glass at the beach.
Madi (she/her) has lived in New York on and off for 10 years. She currently works in operations at a fintech company. This is her first season with Lux Mea, where she is thankful for the new found community. In her spare time, you can find her doing yoga and walking her dog Flo in the park.
Michaela Berkon (she/her) is a writer at an advertising agency. After a too-long hiatus from choral singing, she’s happy to have joined Lux Mea in 2023. In her spare time Michaela enjoys crafting, reading, baking, and painting. On the weekends Michaela and her 3lb dog, Moose, can be found walking in Central Park or visiting Starbucks for a pup cup.
Miranda (she/her) is so so excited to be singing with Lux Mea again this year! After taking time off to travel, she is back in the city working in legal support. When she is not singing, she can be found reading, walking through Prospect Park, or planning dinner parties with her friends.
Nancy is a pediatric P.T. and Feldenkrais Practitioner who works with infants and toddlers. She discovered singing 22 years ago, and has been playing catch-up to learn all that she didn't as a child. She has an extensive dance background and speaks a bunch of languages.
Nicole Helregel (she/her) is an academic librarian at New York University. She sang with Lux Mea during their first season and is overjoyed to be back this year. She can often be found baking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and walking through Central Park.
Sinclair Willman (she/her) is so thrilled to be part of Lux Mea! An actor & a communication manager for Pipeline Theatre Company, Sinclair feels very lucky to have found another wonderful artistic home in this choir. She loves baking silly little cakes (@andforthelady_ny), going on morning walks in Riverside Park, and giggling during Tuesday trivia night with her friends.
Thea (she/her) is a documentary filmmaker. A former member of Miami Sound Choir, she's happy to be back and singing in her hometown. This is her second season with Lux Mea.
Theo Lakhdhir (he/him) is a copy editor and fact-checker. He has been singing along to soundtracks for as long as he can remember, and grew up performing in youth choirs, summer vocal programs, and his college's all-treble a cappella group. When he's not busy spotting typos or singing in the shower, he enjoys writing science fiction and fantasy stories, dancing in his room, and taking long walks in nature. This is his second year with Lux Mea.
Veronica Walton (she/her) is an educator, writer, and cat mom vacillating in the liminal space between New York City and New Jersey. This is her second year as a member of Lux Mea. In her free time, Veronica enjoys reading, acting, tarot, and playing video games, and has published poetry (Google her name + NJ poet!) and a children's book about body image.