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Fort Washington Community Choir

 

Do you love to sing? 
FWCC a hosts a new Community Choir, now in its third season!  We rehearse Tuesday nights during the academic year from 7:30-9:30pm. The choir performs for the neighborhood 2-3 concerts per year. The ensemble is open to everyone, regardless of experience, religious affiliation, or age.

Come enjoy a time of singing great music with your neighbors, here in Washington Heights, led by conductor Chris Whittaker, pianist Alison Beck, and Assistant Conductor Elly Steiker-Pearl.  

Winter-Spring Semester 2019

REHEARSALS
Tuesday Evenings from 7:30-9:30pm
Jan. 22, 29
Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Apr. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

CONCERT
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 8:00pm (7:15pm call)

Courtesy of Bruce Caines

Courtesy of Bruce Caines

REPERTOIRE
Nathaniel Adams: O Son of Real Peace
Bernice Johnson Reagon: Ella’s Song
Lily Boulanger: Hymne au Soleil
Joseph Gregorio: Love, thricewise
Ola Gjeilo: Sunrise Mass



 

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DUES
$100.00 per semester (hardship waivers available)
*Note - for those who signed up for the Fall Semester and sang at our United Palace Theater concerts, the spring semester dues are waived! 

Any questions?  See the Frequently Asked Questions below. Email Music Director Chris Whittaker at choir@fortwashingtonchurch.org or call FWCC at (212)568-4014.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PERFORM?
We will learn a diverse array of repertoire; from early classical to Romantic, sacred to secular, all sourced from a variety of cultures and traditions.

DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH?
No, you do not need to be a member or churchgoer with FWCC. People from all traditions are welcome to participate!
We will explore music from many faith traditions, as well as secular repertoire.

DOES IT COST ANYTHING?
The cost to participate is $100 per semester, which goes toward supplying music and our accompanist. If this presents a challenge for you, please let us know (hardship waivers are available).  Note: for participants in our Fall 2018 Semester, Spring Semester dues will be waived. 

I CAN’T READ MUSIC VERY WELL.  IS THIS RIGHT FOR ME?
We welcome all levels, regardless of prior experience. We hope that through this ensemble, our members will grow in their sight-reading abilities and musicianship.

IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT?
No, but we recommend students no younger than 13. Mature middle school and high school aged students are welcome!

CAN I MISS REHEARSALS?
You may miss up to three rehearsals per semester. After three excused absences, only emergencies or extenuating circumstances will be considered in regards to concert participation.

WHEN IS THE CONCERT?
Our concert is Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Fort Washington Collegiate Church.

DO I HAVE TO DRESS UP FOR CONCERTS?
For performances, the choir usually dresses in semi-formal black.