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 11th – August 20th, 2018

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 11

Haydn: The Creation

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


June 18

Mozart: Requiem (K. 626)
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine 

Kathleen Hayes, Conductor and Artistic Director, The Fieldston Choral Society


June 25

DurufléUbi Caritas and Requiem

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


July 2

Rutter: Requiem
Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night

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


July 9

BernsteinChichester Psalms

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


July 16

Beethoven: Mass in C Major
Thompson: Alleluia

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


July 23

LauridsenLux Aeterna 
Heitzeg: Leaf Songs 

Stephen Black, World Peace Day Singers

Listen to a recording of Leaf Songs here:

Recording courtesy of Stephen Black.


July 30

HandelThe Messiah
Lauridsen: Sure on This Shining Night

Ryan James Brandau, Artistic Director, Amor Artis


August 6

BrahmsEin Deutches Requiem

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


August 13

Orff: Carmina Burana 

Dusty Francis, Principal Conductor, New York City Master Chorale


August 20

Fauré: Requiem
Haydn: Paukenmesse

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

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