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
**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
(Note that the score will also be shown on-screen during the Sing.)
Matthew Lewis, Artistic Director, St. George’s Choral Society
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Colin Britt, Artistic Director, West Village Chorale
Mozart: Requiem (K. 626)
Dusty Francis, Artistic Director, NYC Master Chorale
Mary D. Watkins: Dark 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.
Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Amor Artis
Beethoven: Mass in C Major
Beethoven: Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives
Patrick Gardner, Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Rutgers University
Dona Nobis Pacem—Variations on a Theme
Michael Conley, Director of Music Ministries, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco;
Former Artistic Director, West Village Chorale
Have an idea for a piece we should sing or a topic we should feature? Let us know! Send an email to email@example.com