Rachel Livingston holds her bachelors degree from MIT with a major in chemical engineering and a minor in biomedical engineering. While not a musician by study or trade, she has harbored a life long love for music and harmony.
New to barbershop and Sirens of Gotham, Rachel joined both organizations in July 2014 singing bass. Never one to do things by half measures she also formed a quartet, Confidence Intervals, singing lead. The group has already won their first award and is the champion 2015 New Voices quartet at the annual New York Tin Pan Alley Quartet competition.
When not singing, you can find her optimizing processes as a senior operations and customer experience manager or curled up with a good book.
Victoria Tisch - Communications Coordinator
Vicki is a charter member of Sirens of Gotham, joining the group in the summer of 2012 when they were still a prospective chapter of Sweet Adelines International. A graduate of Skidmore College, where she majored in Elementary Education, Vicki participated in numerous choruses and vocal ensembles, including Collegium Musicum and New Hope gospel ensemble. Sirens of Gotham is her first experience with barbershop (and false eyelashes!).
Vicki’s professional career is in children’s book marketing. In her spare time she loves organizing, and volunteering with New York Cares.
Gabriella Vega - Finance Coordinator
Gabriella, an Upstate New Yorker, found her love for a cappella music while studying at Cornell University. She sang in an all-female a cappella group, notably named “Nothing But Treble”, whose members can be found frequently singing Ace of Base and Destiny’s Child songs in the Arts Quad and underneath the infamous clock tower. After moving to New York City to pursue a career in Human Resources at a financial firm, she was introduced to the barbershop community and its wonderful people!
Gabriella joined Sirens of Gotham in the October 2014 class as a Lead. She is thrilled to take on the role of Finance Coordinator, as she is excited to optimize the chorus' financial resources to help Sirens of Gotham reach a wider audience. She is thankful to have found a group of diverse, energetic, and talented ladies and looks forward to the bright future of our growing chorus!
Helen O'Rourke - Fundraising Coordinator
Helen joined Sirens of Gotham in January 2016 This is her first experience singing barbershop, and what a wonderful experience it has been! In New York, she has been a member of contemporary a cappella group The Callbacks, as well as the Fieldston Choral Society. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Music from Drew University, where she was a member of the Drew University Chorale, Madrigal Singers, and Musical Director for the all-female a cappella group On A Different Note. She has been singing in various groups since she was 5, and will continue to do so as long as they will have her.
When not singing or acting, Helen works as a Development Associate for the New York Academy of Sciences. She also enjoys CrossFit (as much as one can enjoy CrossFit), volunteering, wine tastings, and jigsaw puzzles.
Rachel Graf Evans - Membership Coordinator
Rachel Graf Evans is a feminist writer and theater artist from Westtown, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Oberlin College with High Honors in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies/Theater for her research and writing of Vessel: A New Feminist Musical, which explores the relationship between infertility and female gender identity, as supported by a chorus of Greek Goddesses. Since moving to NYC, RGE has produced two original plays (Ravishing Medusa at Theater for the New City’s Dream Up Festival 2014; Stranger Odds: A Queer Little Rom Com at Fresh Fruit Festival 2013); sung in a myriad of cabarets (The Rigano Songbook; Don’t Tell Mama hosted by Seth Bisen-Hersh; Cranky Cabaret); and props designed all over the place (New Georges, LCT3, PowerOutNYC, Dreamcatcher). RGE is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild and studies with playwright Arlene Hutton at The Barrow Group. She is the founder/curator of Mots de Changer (Words of Change) a new theater laboratory. In her spare time, RGE is a cat mom, reproductive justice advocate, Quaker, and very tall.
Debbie Chen - Performance Coordinator
Debbie is a proud Lady Bass in Sirens of Gotham. She graduated from Cornell with a degree in Biology, but decided to abandon that path in lieu of saving the world with Americorps and spending a year in Hong Kong. One day, she decided, "I miss singing, and karaoke is just not cutting it," so she found her way to Sirens. When she's not singing, you can find her pounding away at Excel working in fund operations at Blackstone. She is incredibly grateful to Sirens for providing an outlet for her creative energies!
Anna Chelak - Marketing Coordinator
Anna hails from northern New Jersey, but has been living in New York City for over seven years. She is a graduate of Barnard College at Columbia University and currently works in digital strategy at a creative agency in the healthcare space.
In addition to being Marketing Coordinator, Anna serves on the Music Team as the Associate Visual Director.
Sarah Clay Lindvall - Director
Sarah Clay Lindvall is a Music Educator, Vocalist, and Choral Conductor dedicated to sharing the gift of music through creative education and innovative performance.
Sarah leads a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit music organization and performance ensemble for women in Manhattan (Sirens of Gotham, Founder and Artistic Director), and is the Director of Music and Dramatic Arts at the Notre Dame School of Manhattan. She also acts as faculty and coach for Sweet Adelines International's Greater NY/NJ Region 15, and teaches private voice to students of all ages.
Sarah received a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from New York University and holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Georgia Southern University.
Before residing in New York City, Sarah was a featured performer at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.