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WVC Summer Sings

As 2020 has turned out to be a year unlike any other, so too will the 2020 Summer Sing season.  We’re reformatting our Sings for this year to keep our NYC choral community connected, while maintaining the distance needed to keep everyone safe and healthy.

The West Village Chorale Summer Sings, begun in 1972, provide a musical treat for New Yorkers. Under the batons of leading local choral-group conductors, with music scores provided, choral music enthusiasts can participate in the singing of great choral masterpieces. Our Sings have been noted for their friendly, informal atmosphere and high quality of musical performance.

This summer, we’ve lined up Summer Sing conductors from NYC and beyond to provide, using Zoom, a weekly series of “Summer Sing-style” sing-throughs and lessons on classic and favorite choral works, along with other singing-related topics.

Online registration for each Monday’s Sing will open the Thursday morning before; we’ll provide the links below.

We are happy to offer these these weekly Sings free of charge, though we are grateful for any donations offered to help us cover the cost for the series.

For all sings, we will provide a link to download a public-domain score, or the score will be shown on the screen during the sing.

In the interest of time, some Sings may feature selections of the listed works.

Click here to download a complete list (requires Adobe Acrobat).

 

All Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm

July 6

BrahmsRequiem

**Click here to register to register for the Zoom Webinar!**

(Registration is free, though donations are welcome!)

Philip Cheah, Music Director, Central City Chorus; Music Director, Amuse Singers, Co-Artistic Director, Cheah Chan Duo

Download selections from the public-domain score here (requires Adobe Reader)

Click here to download Movement VII (Final Movement)

(Note that the score will also be shown on-screen during the Sing.)

 

July 13

DvořákRequiem

Matthew Lewis, Artistic Director, St. George’s Choral Society

 

July 20

Fauré: Requiem
Fauré
Cantique de Jean Racine 

Colin Britt, Artistic Director, West Village Chorale

 

July 27

Mozart: Requiem (K. 626)

Dusty Francis, Artistic Director, NYC Master Chorale

 

August 3

Mary D. WatkinsDark River*
Featuring Brianna Robinson, Soprano

A new opera/oratorio based on the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer

Tian Hui Ng, Music Director, Pioneer Valley Symphony, Boston Opera Collaborative, and White Snake Projects;
Associate Professor of Music, Mount Holyoke College

*In support of the work of a living composer, portions of the score will be available for purchase (hard-copy or download) at a modest cost in advance; alternately, they will be shown on-screen during the sing.

 

August 10

Bach: Magnificat

Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Amor Artis

 

August 17

Beethoven: Mass in C Major
Beethoven
Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives

Patrick Gardner, Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Rutgers University

 

August 24

Dona Nobis Pacem—Variations on a Theme

Michael Conley, Director of Music Ministries, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco;
Former Artistic Director, West Village Chorale


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Have an idea for a piece we should sing or a topic we should feature? Let us know! Send an email to westvillagechorale@gmail.com