Welcome to the West Village Chorale


You can still sing with us this summer!

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This summer has brought a wonderful season of singing (our 48th!), and it’s not over yet!

 

Two Sings remain, offering well-loved pieces led by two acclaimed conductors.

Monday, August 12th offers a Fauré pairing—his Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine, led by John Maclay, Music Director of The Choral Society of Grace Church.

 

Our summer of singing closes on Monday, August 19th, with one of the most powerful and beloved works of the choral canon—the Requiem of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Patrick Gardner, Director of Riverside Choral Society and Director of Choral Activities at Rutgers University.

 

For your $15 admission ($10 student with ID), we’ll lend you a copy of the evening’s music, and provide the pianist and some light refreshments, as well as a chance to meet and work with some of the city’s most well-known conductors.

 

Learn more and see our complete schedule

 


WVC_CBCChoral Boot Camp is Back!

 We’re excited to be bringing back our Choral Boot Camp this September, as the new choir season in New York gets underway.

WVC Choral Boot Camp
Saturday, September 14th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Ripley Grier Studios
305 West 38th Street (bet. 8th and 9th Aves.)

$40 per person  Register Now

Join members of the WVC as we work with several noted vocal and choral professionals on various aspects of vocal health and hygiene and singing techniques.

This is a great opportunity to learn from the pros at a fraction of what a private lesson would cost.

What have participants said about our past Boot Camps?

“I learned a lot and much of the information presented helped to reinforce fundamental principles.” 

“Bootcamp was perfect for us. You packed so much into three intensive hours. It was both fun and instructive. I can’t imagine how it could have been better.”

“Many of the techniques that were presented dovetailed neatly with those I’m learning in my voice lessons.”

More information about our sessions will be coming soon.  We hope you will be able to join us!

Register Now

 


 …and sing with us in the Baltics in 2020!

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Talinn, Estonia, via Flickr, Tristram Biggs (CC)

 

The West Village Chorale is embarking on a concert tour of the Baltics in July 2020!

 

Want to come with us, as a singer or as an auditor?   Check out our itinerary, which also includes an optional excursion to St. Petersburg!

 

Learn More

 


Announcing our 2019-2020 Season!

The West Village Chorale is pleased to announce our 2019-2020 concert season, which includes a variety of new gems and beloved classics.  Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

 

“Songs and Carols from the North”

Sunday , December 15, 2019

For our annual program, this year the Chorale ventures to the north to sing music from Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, the UK, and the US. Featured composers include Howells, Hrušovský, Jansons, Miskinis, Pärt, Paulus, Pearsall, Rachmaninoff, and Tavener.  Join us for this beloved holiday tradition!


Rachmaninoff’s
All-Night Vigil

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Arguably one of the most stunningly beautiful choral pieces ever written, the Rachmaninoff’s sacred magnum opus comes to life in the magnificent acoustic of Judson Memorial Church.

 

“American Voices, Volume 2—Seeing 20/20”

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The second installment of our “American Voices” programming explores themes of seeing, believing, and understanding. This celebration of choral Americana includes works from across the centuries, by composers including Beach, Britt, Copland, Foster, Hagen, Kirschner, Lauridsen, Lauper, Paulus, Ticheli, and others.

 


Help the WVC “Rise Up”!

We’re excited to announce we’ve recently launched our first GoFundMe Campaign to fund a new set of risers for our performances.  We’ve happily welcomed some wonderful new members to our ranks over the past several years…to the point that our current risers, lovingly handmade by a long-time member, are no longer sufficient to support us (literally!).  Help us rise to the occasion by chipping in—no amount is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity!