Judy Cope

12.27.1958 - 9.18.2019

It is with heartfelt sadness that we share the news of the passing of Sorel Organization Executive Director Judy Cope on September 18, 2019 after a brave battle with brain cancer. Judy touched so many lives and careers through her spirited advocacy for women in music. The world is a dimmer place without her special light.

Please join us for a Memorial Service at Church of the Ascension (Fifth Avenue and 10th Street in New York City) to celebrate Judy's extraordinary life on the evening of Thursday, October 10th at 7 PM, with prelude music beginning at 6:40 PM. A reception will follow in the Ascension Parish Hall. 

The Sorel Organization has established The Judy Cope Fund for Women in Music, with proceeds from the fund to further special projects in Judy’s memory. To contribute, click here.

Read Judy’s obituary in The New York Times.

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