Longtime Choral Director Takes Final Bow In Role

  Jo-Ann Raia, left, Huntington Town Clerk, honors 30-year Huntington Choral Society Director Steven Finch.   (Photo/Town of Huntington)

Jo-Ann Raia, left, Huntington Town Clerk, honors 30-year Huntington Choral Society Director Steven Finch. (Photo/Town of Huntington)

Steven Finch, director of the Huntington Choral Society, was recently honored by Huntington Town Clerk Jo-Ann Raia for his 30 years of service to HCS.

A certificate recognizing and honoring Finch’s career was presented during the choral’s spring concert on Saturday at Huntington High School.

Finch has directed the chorus since 1984 in numerous venues, including Carnegie Hall and Tilles Center.

Further, his resume includes work with prestigious organizations, including the Ars Nova Chamber Ensemble in Syracuse, Washington University Civic Chorus, Aston Magna Academy in Great Barrington, Maryville College in Missouri and Juilliard School in New York City.

At the conclusion of the concert, which was his last appearance as conductor and musical director, Finch took his last bow to a standing ovation and applause.

Raia said, “His distinguished career and command of music have earned him the respect of his audiences and colleagues alike.”