2021 is (finally) Here!
Kick off the new year with our second annual Winter Sing!
WVC (Virtual) Winter Sing: Carmina Burana
Monday, January 25th at 7:30PM on Zoom
Register here (Zoom)
It’s like a Summer Sing — but in the Winter!
Come re-set after the holiday break with a choral favorite—as we sing through selections from Orff’s Carmina Burana, led by our own Artistic Director Colin Britt. We’re also pleased to feature a wonderful trio of soloists—soprano Sonya Headlam, tenor Chris Georgetti, and bass-baritone Justin Beck.
Registration is $10 and can be purchased via Zoom at the link above. You can use your own score (if you have one) but if you don’t have one, no worries—we’ll show the score on the screen so you can follow along.
Light refreshments available (if you have them in your kitchen).😉
Thanks for “Zooming Through the Holidays” with us!
We are so very grateful for everyone who joined us via Zoom for the premiere of our 2020 Holiday Concert.
In a year that has been unlike any we’ve experienced in our lifetimes, it has been wonderful to to sing “together” even if only virtually, thanks to the magic of technology—and the hard work and ingenuity of some of our WVC family! We were thrilled to be able to offer this unique concert experience to our friends, loved ones and supporters all over the world!
Making music in 2020 required us all to learn new ways of being together—apart, and the choral singing that brings us so much joy has been no different. (“Who ever knew that a choral singing hobby would be more dangerous than a skydiving hobby?” mused one of our members.) We are grateful for your support of our evolving musical endeavors.
We’re pleased to offer this video from our concert, a performance of Mark A. Miller’s “Dona Nobis Pacem,” as a reminder of the power of music and an expression of hope for peace and safety for all people.
Special thanks to James Bilodeau for audio engineering and to Liam McNamara for video editing. Shared with permission from Mark A. Miller.
Support the WVC…and help us keep the music alive!
We’re running out of ways to say that 2020 was an unprecedented and challenging year…
But we sing on, thanks in large part to the generous support of our friends and donors. Like so many other performing arts organizations, we’ve had to pivot from live performances to an exclusively online presence, while attempting to maintain a sense of community among our members at our virtual rehearsals and with our larger community of friends and supporters within (and beyond!) the choral community.
We’ve held a series of Summer Sings, led a Choral Boot Camp, raised a glass at our Oktoberfest night of music and beer tasting, and hosted our usual holiday events—all from the relative distance we need to maintain (for now) to keep our members and supporters and their families safe.
We know there are many organizations asking for—and deserving!—support during this time, but we hope this season you will be able to support the West Village Chorale so that we can keep making music for (at least) another fifty years!
Ordering Online? Support the WVC While You Shop
If you are shopping online at Amazon.com this spring/summer, you can support the WVC at the same time!
Through its AmazonSmile program, the online retailer allows you to chose a charity to support; 0.5% of the value of your eligible purchases will then be donated to the charitable organization of your choice. We’ve been fortunate to have participated in this program for several years now, and the numbers add up!
To get started, instead of going to www.amazon.com, go to https://smile.amazon.com. When you see “Select Charity,” look for the West Village Chorale Inc”! From there, you can shop as you normally would, and know that a portion of your spending will help support the WVC!