Fort Washington Community Choir

 

Do you love to sing? FWCC a hosts a new Community Choir, rehearsing on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9pm. 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!

Winter-Spring 2017 Schedule

REHEARSALS

Tuesday Evenings from 7:30-9pm
January 17, 24, 31
February 7, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25

May 2

CONCERT

May 9: 6pm call, 8pm concert

REPERTOIRE
Handel: Your Voices Tune
Copland: Zion's Walls
Whitacre: 5 Hebrew Love Songs
Schubert: Mass in G major, D.167
Elder: "Lullaby" from Three Nocturnes
Thompson: Alleluia
Hogan: Battle of Jericho; Music Down in My Soul
...and more!

DUES

$70.00 per semester (hardship waivers available)

Download an informational flyer here (PDF).

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?
This semester, 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 spring performance is scheduled for May 9th (Tuesday) at 8pm.

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