Summer Sings

2017 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.

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Unless otherwise noted, all Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm

June 12th – August 21st, 2017

Judson Memorial Church

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

Admission $15; Students $10
Save more than 20%! Season subscriptions for all eleven Sings just $130.
Tickets are available at the door; no reservations required.


June 12

Mozart: Requiem and Ave Verum Corpus

Ira Spaulding, Music Director, The Hudson Chorale


June 19 – Start Time 7:15PM

MozartMass in C Minor (K. 427) and Vespers Solennes de Confessore (K. 339)

Dusty Francis, Music Director, Park Slope Singers and the Ars Musica Chorale; Associate Conductor. New York City Master Chorale


June 26 – Start Time 7:15PM

OrffCarmina Burana

Colin Britt, Artistic Director and Conductor, The West Village Chorale; Music Director, Amuse Singers


July 3

AllAmerican Monday 

Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (new)
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna
Copland: The Promise of Living
Thompson: Choose Something Like a Star; Alleluia

Colin Britt, Artistic Director and Conductor, The West Village Chorale; Music Director, Amuse Singers


July 10

Poulenc: Gloria

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


July 17

Haydn: Creation

Stephen Black, former Artistic Director, Amuse Singers and the Brearley Singers


July 24

VivaldiGloria and Fauré: Requiem

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


July 31

Duruflé: Requiem

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


August 7

Bach: Magnificat and Mozart: Requiem

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


August 14

Haydn: Paukenmesse 

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


August 21

Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem

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

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