Summer Sings

WVC 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.

Our Summer Sing series runs weekly, from mid-June through mid-August, with a different conductor taking the podium each week.

 

All Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm

June 10th – August 19th, 2019

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 10

BachMagnificat
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Thompson: Alleluia

Ted Sperling, Artistic Director, MasterVoices; Music Director, My Fair Lady (Broadway)

 

June 17

Poulenc: Gloria
Vivaldi: Gloria 

Mark Shapiro, Conductor, The Cecilia Chorus of New York, Cantori New York,
The Prince Edward Island Symphony, The Juilliard School (Evening Division)

 

June 24

BrahmsEin Deutsches Requiem

Colin Britt, Artistic Director and Conductor, The West Village Chorale

 

July 1

Rutter: Requiem
DurufléUbi Caritas
Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night

Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Amor Artis

 

July 8

HandelMessiah

Dusty Francis, Principal Conductor, New York City Master Chorale

 

July 15

BernsteinChichester Psalms

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

 

July 22

MendelssohnElijah 

Ira Spaulding, Professor of Vocal/Choral Music, City College of New York; Artistic Director, The Hudson Chorale

 

July 29

MozartMass in C Minor

Kathleen Hayes, Conductor and Artistic Director, Fieldston Choral Society

 

August 5

DurufléRequiem

Stephen Black, Conductor, World Peace Day Singers, NYC

 

August 12

Fauré: Requiem
Fauré
Cantique de Jean Racine 

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

 

August 19

Mozart: Requiem (K. 626)

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


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