About the Men Singing Carols
Men Singing Carols was formed in 2013 by Greg Kefalas and Jen Arvay Kefalas, the husband-and-wife team behind New York Holiday Singers, Inc., along with associate producer Doug Cordes. New York Holiday Singers, Inc. previously created the wildly successful New York Holiday Choristers in 2011 and invented the true vocal jazz meets holiday acappella genre with the popular, premium & contemporary holiday a cappella entertainment ensemble The New York Holiday Singers.
When Greg & Doug thought back to some of their favorite vocal ensembles over the years, and after talking to some of our friends & performers, we realized that we all missed singing in a fun, charming men's acappella chorus. And, after looking at the holiday vocal entertainment landscape in New York City, we realized that there was a place for a contemporary men's ensemble, especially since we could take advantage of efficiencies we'd pioneered in the industry with our other two groups. And, we knew we wanted a group that could be fun while remaining sophisticated… no barbershop porkpie hats, Victorian outfits, or other costumes, but rather a cool, charming, sleek style that was properly "New York."
So, we formed Men Singing Carols, and Greg got to work hand-crafting our sound, while he, Doug & our first Men crafted our look!
Our amazing and talented Men come from all walks of music & theater, and have all been with us for years. It takes that level of skill to perform in our trios. What do they all have in common? They're all tremendous performers, and just like Greg and Jen, they love the holidays.