Pelham Larks to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

The Pelham Larks will celebrate their 70th Anniversary with a special afternoon performance at the Manor Club in Pelham Manor, Sunday, October 23rd at 4pm.

The Pelham Larks began in 1952 as a project of the Junior League of Pelham. Today, the Larks, an accomplished group of 17 women from Pelham and surrounding communities, sing a cappella and with musical accompaniment for audiences “from 2 to 92” under the direction of Jeffrey Hoffman, organist and choirmaster of Christ the Redeemer Church in Pelham Manor.


“The Larks are excited to celebrate seven decades of performing for schools, nursing homes, shelters, libraries and private clubs,” noted Dana Thayer (“Big Bird,” in the Larks vernacular). “Nothing gives us greater pleasure than to watch how music taps into the hearts and minds of our varied audiences.”


“Pelham Together has long been an advocate for music bringing people together; so many of our events are centered around elevating the musical talent of our young people. The Pelham Larks are an example to our youth how music continues to bring joy and a sense of belonging and community throughout life—such a special tradition in our town.” said Laura Caruso, Executive Director, Pelham Together.


The Manor Club’s director, Sheryl Hatwood, added, “The Larks are frequent performers at the Manor Club, for both concerts and luncheons. We are especially proud of the four second altos who are long-time members of the Larks and the Manor Club: Jean Ostlund, Kathi Mangan, Marian Moore and Elena Barnabei.”


As part of its celebration, special guests include the AcaPelicans, the Pelham Memorial High School a cappella group, and the Crickets, a men’s a cappella group that is part of the University Glee Club of New York City.


Following the performances, guests are invited to join the groups for a meet & greet and refreshments. Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $10 for Students and Manor Club Members. Sponsorships are also available: $100 for Friends, $250 for Patrons. Tickets are available online at


Proceeds will benefit Pelham Together and The Manor Club. Pelham Together is an organization dedicated to promoting a safe, healthy and vibrant community for the youth of Pelham. The Manor Club in Pelham Manor was established in 1913. Its historic theatre has been home to a wide range of musical, theatrical and other performances for its members and the broader community.