Summer Sings

When was the last time you sang in public?  Are you a choral music buff, but don’t have time to belong to a chorus? Enjoy 5 fun-filled nights singing your favorite choruses—each night with its own distinctive theme!

Summer Sings are for you if:

  • You miss singing in a chorus over the summer
  • You want to improve your sight-reading skills
  • You don’t have time to join a chorus
  • You miss singing your favorite choral works

The New York Choral Society invites you to experience the fun of singing classical choral masterpieces, popular opera choruses and a selection of holiday music with acclaimed conductors from the New York area. Join us in raising the roof with song each Wednesday in July.

David Hayes is music director of the New York Choral Society, the Mannes Orchestra as well as the critically acclaimed professional vocal ensemble The Philadelphia Singers, which was the Resident Chorus of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2001-2011.

Wednesday, July 1          Gilbert & Sullivan Favorites

David Hayes, Conductor
New York Choral Society

Enjoy the topsy-turvy genius of Gilbert & Sullivan as we sing excerpts from their most famous comic operas, including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado.

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Judith Clurman is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated conductor, vocal educator, and choral specialist.

Wednesday, July 8          Mozart Night

Judith Clurman, Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Omaha Symphony Sacred Voices Concerts

Spend an entire evening…just singing Mozart. Mozart’s Requiem–one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire. Left unfinished at his death, it is arguably some of Mozart’s most personal writing; strong and powerful yet at times heartbreakingly tender. Ave Verum Corpus — a 3-minute gem.

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Michael A. Ciavaglia, DMA, is a conductor active in the fields of choral performance, opera, and higher education. He is the Chorus Master and Assistant Music Director of the Asheville Lyric Opera (Asheville, North Carolina), and the Assistant Chorus Master of the Cincinnati Opera.

Wednesday, July 15          Italian Night

Michael Ciavaglia, Conductor
New York Choral Society

Immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of some of the most celebrated Italian composers.  Featuring excerpts from Verdi’s Requiem, and beloved opera choruses including the “Anvil Chorus”, ”Va pensiero”, “Libiamo”, “The Humming Chorus” and others. A presto! (See you soon)

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David Close is Artistic Director and Conductor of The Oratorio Society of Queens (OSQ) and The Orchestral Arts Ensemble of Queens. Maestro Close has received personal recognition from the New York City Council for bringing fine music to Queens.

Wednesday, July 22          Christmas in July

David Close, Conductor
The Oratorio Society of Queens

Wear your Santa hat and most “ugly” Christmas sweater as we celebrate Christmas in July.  Complete with excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, and a few rousing Christmas Carols, we invite you to celebrate the season early—and even have a glass of egg nog (on us!)

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David Hayes is music director of the New York Choral Society, the Mannes Orchestra as well as the critically acclaimed professional vocal ensemble The Philadelphia Singers, which was the Resident Chorus of The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2001-2011.

Wednesday, July 29          German Classics

David Hayes, Conductor
New York Choral Society

Channel your inner Wotan and Brϋnhilde as we sing our way to Valhalla. The evening will include Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Weber’s Der Freischϋtz, Wagner’s Lohengrin and Tannhäuser. The Norse gods will smile favorably on this evening of German masterpieces.

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This summer spend a few cool evenings where YOU are the chorus! We supply the scores accompaniment, soloists, air conditioning, and the fun of singing with a large group of music lovers.

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