Welcome to the West Village Chorale

Announcing our 2022-2023 Season!

After a successful return to live performances and events this past season, the WVC is excited to announce our plans for 2022-2023!

2022 Holiday Concert
Many Celebrations: New York Joy!
Sunday, December 11, 2022

For this year’s holiday concert, we are excited to welcome Guest Conductor Henco Espag to lead a program focused on the diverse cultures and traditions that make up the unique sound of New York City, with a survey of holiday (and some non-holiday) pieces from across the centuries.

 

2023 Spring Concert
J.S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor (BWV 232)
Sunday, May 21, 2023

For our spring concert, WVC Artistic Director Colin Britt leads our singers and full orchestra in performing this monumental piece, widely acknowledged to be the culmination of Bach’s prolific career and one of the most important in the western choral canon.


The WVC Welcomes Guest Conductor Henco Espag!

This fall, we are excited to welcome Guest Conductor Henco Espag, to lead us in our 2022 holiday concert!

Henco has an extensive background as a composer, as a music director in musical theater and as a vocal coach. In addition to serving as the music director at Judson Memorial Church, he is director of the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Symphonic Band, which is a 100+ member symphonic ensemble founded in NYC in 1979.

Learn more

We hope to sing with you soon!


Want to sing with us? Audition for the WVC!

The WVC is excited to welcome new singers in all voice parts!

If you’re an experienced singer looking for a home in the city this fall, sign up to join our Artistic Director for a virtual audition!

For more information about our group and the audition process, please see our Auditions page.

We hope to sing with you soon!


2021-2022 Concert Season…and that’s wrap!

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Thank you for joining us at “Vigil for Peace”!

A huge “thank you!” to everyone who came to our our final concert of the 2021-2022 season, Vigil for Peace! We were thrilled to be able to finally perform Rachmaninoff’s monumental All-Night Vigil—the piece we had to set aside with our COVID-cancelled March 2020 concert.  For 2022, we interspersed within the movements of the Rachmaninoff complementary sacred works by Ukrainian composers past and present, to honor an Orthodox culture Ukraine, Russia, and other nations share.

We are especially grateful to Delana Thomsen, who stepped in to pinch hit—or pitch hit!—in the temporary absence of our usual accomplice, Elena Belli.  (In a bit of WVC trivia, Delana was our accompanist for a number of years when our founder Gwen Gould led the group, so it was very nice to have her back!)

We also offer our thanks to Sarah Nelson Craft, Matthew Zabiegala, and Alex Minter, whose gorgeous solos brought such power and beauty to our program.

If you missed our concert (live or streaming!), here’s a link to a recording of the stream on YouTube stream.  Click here to download the program.

We will be donating a portion of the concert’s proceeds to Razom for Ukraine, a New York City-based charity dedicated to building a pathway to a better future for Ukraine.


Ordering Online?  Support the WVC While You Shop

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If you are shopping online at Amazon.com this spring/summer, you can support the WVC at the same time!

Through its AmazonSmile program, the online retailer allows you to chose a charity to support; 0.5% of the value of your eligible purchases will then be donated to the charitable organization of your choice.  We’ve been fortunate to have participated in this program for several years now, and the numbers add up!

To get started, instead of going to www.amazon.com, go to https://smile.amazon.com.  When you see “Select Charity,” look for the West Village Chorale Inc”!  From there, you can shop as you normally would, and know that a portion of your spending will help support the WVC!