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.
Duruflé: Requiem and Notre Père
Matthew Lewis, Artistic Director, St. George’s Choral Society; Organ Faculty, Westminster Choir College
Malcolm J. Merriweather, Artistic Director, West Village Chorale; Assistant Professor, Brooklyn College Conservatory, CUNY
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
Haydn: Paukenmesse and Vivaldi: Gloria
Ira Spaulding, Music Director, Hudson Chorale
Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine
Stephen Black, Music Director, Amuse Singers
Orff: Carmina Burana
Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, The Stonewall Chorale; the Melodia Women’s Choir
Kathleen Hayes, Choral Conductor, The Fieldston School; Conductor, The Fieldston Community Chorus
Mark Shapiro, Conductor, The Cecilia Chorus of New York; Artistic Director, Cantori New York
Mozart: Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus
John Maclay, Music Director, The Choral Society of Grace Church
Patrick Gardner, Director, Riverside Choral Society; Director of Choral Activities, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
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