Summer Sings

2016 Summer Sings

Are you a choral singer whose regular chorus takes the summer off but you want to keep on singing? Do you want a chance to sing again–or maybe to practice sight-singing–the great choral masterworks? Or do you just love to do part-singing any chance you get? Then the West Village Chorale’s Summer Sings are for you!

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 in the historic—and air-conditioned—Judson Memorial Church. These Sings have been noted for their friendly, informal atmosphere and high quality of musical performance. Our rehearsal format gives participants, amateur and experienced singer alike, a closer look at these monumental choral works. Solos are sometimes sung by guest artists, audience members or entire sections. Participants have an opportunity to meet the conductor and to discuss the evening’s work at the intermission, during which light refreshments are served.

All Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm

(except for Tuesday, July 5th)

Judson Memorial Church

55 Washington Square South (at Thompson Street)
Handicapped entrance around the corner at 239 Thompson Street.

Admission $15; Students $10
Save 25%! Season subscriptions for all ten Sings just $120.
Tickets are available at the door; no reservations required.

June 13

Duruflé: Requiem and Notre Père

Matthew Lewis, Artistic Director, St. George’s Choral Society; Organ Faculty, Westminster Choir College

June 20


Malcolm J. Merriweather, Artistic Director, West Village Chorale; Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College Conservatory, CUNY

June 27

Poulenc: Gloria and Rutter: Requiem

Michael Conley, Director of Music Ministries, Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco

July 5 (Tuesday)

Beethoven: Mass in C

Philip Cheah, Music Director of Central City Chorus; Artistic Director of Guildsingers

July 11

HaydnPaukenmesse and Vivaldi: Gloria

Ira Spaulding, Music Director, Hudson Chorale

July 18

Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine

Stephen Black, Music Director, Amuse Singers


July 25

OrffCarmina Burana

Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, The Stonewall Chorale; the Melodia Women’s Choir

August 1

Mendelssohn: Elijah

Kathleen Hayes, Choral Conductor, The Fieldston School; Conductor, The Fieldston Community Chorus

August 8

Brahms: Requiem

Mark Shapiro, Conductor, The Cecilia Chorus of New York; Artistic Director, Cantori New York

August 15

Mozart: Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus

John Maclay, Music Director, The Choral Society of Grace Church

August 22


Patrick Gardner, Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

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