The New World Chorus  is a Stamford-based community inspirational choir, under the direction of founder, composer and music director Beth Styles and choir director Jason L. Terry, which combines voices from diverse backgrounds and traditions. With the vision of “One World, One Voice, United in Love," the choir performs original, uplifting contemporary spiritual music throughout the year, bringing people together in the name of love and unity.
The Shack Sackler Foundation is the primary benefactor of this music series.
WestportREADS is funded by the estate of Jerry A. Tishman.
Beth Styles is an award winning composer/producer/artist whose work is devoted to bringing people together. She has written an extensive catalogue of original music ranging from Contemporary Spiritual, Jewish Liturgical, Gospel, Jazz, R & B, Theater, Folk and Funk to Film Scoring and Children’s Music.
Since founding the New World Chorus in 2011, Beth has collaborated with diverse houses of worship and community leaders to produce compelling annual interfaith events including Thanksgiving’s “A Time to be Grateful”, “Season of Miracles”, a joyful celebration of Spring and “Street Angels," holiday singers that go out to inspire the community. With passionate spiritual roots as well as a long time education in transformational studies, Beth is devoted to bringing the NWC vision to fruition “One World, One Voice, United in Love."
Jason Linwood Terry is a gifted vocalist and choir director. Beloved and in demand, Jason sings and directs for the New World Chorus, the Good New Gospel Choir of Westport, CT (Founder Chris Coogan), and renowned gospel recording artist, Pastor Hezekiah Walker.
Jason grew up in Danville, Virginia, where both his spiritual and musical journey began with singing in church choirs. He later studied music at Shaw University and received a degree in Music. After traveling with the Shaw University concert choir throughout the country and abroad, Jason was appointed Minister of Music for the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel and served as director for the campus’s New Vision Gospel Choir in Raleigh, North Carolina.
As a professional studio artist, Jason has sung background vocals for many different gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Karen Clark-Sheard, Kurt Carr and many others.
Jason is devoted to sharing his heart and musical gifts as a blessing to all God’s children