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Summer Sings are Back!  

(What’s a Summer Sing? Here’s what it is, and what to expect:)

Our Summer Sings—begun by our founding director, Gwen Gould, in 1972(!)—are open sings of (mostly) well-known choral works, designed to offer singers and choral enthusiasts the opportunity to keep their vocal and sight-reading skills in shape while most area choruses are on their summer hiatus.

Each Sing is led by a different area conductor, who will offer their commentary, work with the sections on tricky and interesting passages of that night’s piece(s), and conduct the group in a sing-through.  Conductors may bring soloists, or may offer the sections the ability to sing the solos as a group.  You can bring your own score for the piece(s) being featured in that week’s Sing, or we’ll lend you a copy from our library.

And you don’t need to have sung a piece to participate in a particular week’s Sing—in fact, for some Sings of very popular pieces, we’ve welcomed people who just like to listen!  And you’re welcome to try out a different part than you usually sing—if, say, you find your soprano self experiencing alto envy on the Fauré Requiem!

This summer, as things return to (mostly—knock wood!) normal, masks will be optional.  If there is an uptick in COVID cases in NYC, we may revisit and/or reinstate a mask requirement; please subscribe to our email list and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information. 


Admission is $20 general/ $15 student per Sing
(Or, purchase a season pass – $120 general/ $80 student – which is good all summer!)

Sings are Mondays at 7:30pm from July 10th through August 28th

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South (at Thompson Street)
Accessible entrance available at 243 Thompson Street


July 10th
Haydn: Paukenmesse

David Recca
Artistic Director, New York City Master Chorale

 

July 17th
Mozart: Requiem (K.  626)

Dusty Francis
Director of Music Ministries, First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

 

July 24th
Brahms: Requiem

Phillip Cheah
Freelance Conductor
Vocal Artist, Professional Choir of The Church of St. Luke in the Fields

 

July 31st
Orff: Carmina Burana

Colin Britt
Artistic Director and Conductor, West Village Chorale

 

August 7th
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Duruflé: Ubi Caritas and Requiem

John Maclay
Music Director, The Choral Society of Grace Church

 

August 14th
Rutter: Gloria
Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna

Ryan Brandau
Artistic Director, Amor Artis

 

August 21st
Rutter: Requiem
Handel: Coronation Anthems (selection)

Knox Sutterfield
Music Director, Florilegium Chamber Choir
Co-Artistic Director, Inspire: A Choir for Unity

 

August 28th
FauréRequiem
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Patrick Gardner
Director, Riverside Choral Society
Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts


We hope to sing with you this summer!