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Fort Washington Community Choir

 

Do you love to sing? 
FWCC a hosts a new Community Choir, now in it's second 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, lead by conductor Chris Whittaker and pianist Alison Beck. 

Fall Semester 2017 

REHEARSALS
Tuesday Evenings from 7:30-9:30pm
Sept. 19, 26
Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
Dec. 5

CONCERT
Tuesday December 12: 7pm call, 8pm concert

REPERTOIRE
Leonard Berstein: Warm Up from Mass
Libby Larsen: I Will Sing and Raise a Psalm
Chen Yi: Three Chinese Folk Songs
David Fox: The Bridge
Meredith Monk: Panda Chant II
Jake Runestad: The Peace of Wild Things
Randall Thompson: Alleluia
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Bogoroditse Devo from All-Night Vigil
Moses Hogan: Music Down in My Soul

DUES
$70.00 per semester (hardship waivers available)

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 $70 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).

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 fall performance is scheduled for December 12th (Tuesday) at 8pm.

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