Summer Sings

2015 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

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.

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June 15

Mendelsohn: Elijah

Keith Burton, Conductor, Brearley Singers

June 22

Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna (new!); Beethoven: Hallelujah;
and Thompson: Alleluia

Michael Conley, Artistic Director, West Village Chorale; Music Director, Hudson Chorale

June 29

Haydn: Paukenmesse; plus Handel: Zadok the Priest and Let My Hand be Strengthened

Stephen Black, Music Director, Amuse Singers; Director of Music at St. Gregory the Great Church in Harrison

July 6

Mozart: Mass in C and Ave Verum Corpus

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

July 13

Bach: Magnificat

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

July 20

Rutter: Requiem; Durufle: Requiem

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

July 27

Fauré: Requiem and Cantique de Jean Racine

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

August 3

Poulenc: Gloria; Rutter: Gloria

Deborah King, Artistic Director, Schola Cantorum on Hudson & PROJECT: ENCORE™

August 10

Brahms: Requiem

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

August 17

Verdi: Requiem

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

August 24

Mozart: Requiem

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

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