Washington Heights Community Choir

A Choir for Upper Manhattan

Washington Heights Community Choir is a no-audition community chorus, one of a handful in NYC and the only choir of its kind located in Washington Heights/Upper Manhattan.

We provide community members of all ages and backgrounds who love to sing an opportunity to come together to learn music and perform. We believe that singing with and for our neighbors not only spreads much-needed joy but strengthens community bonds, too.

Member Spotlight

"There's not a lot of pressure to be a part of this choir, yet we do grow musically each semester and I feel challenged and motivated. I enjoy socializing and meeting people who live close by but may be different from me in other ways."



"This choir holds deep personal meaning for its members and our community who have come out or tuned in to enjoy its work. Music is the main focus but it also is about camaraderie and kinship amongst the community. It's very special."



Our Team

WHCC is a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization helmed by Washington Heights residents dedicated to making singing accessible to the community and collaborating with the many musicians who call upper Manhattan home.

Music Director: Tabitha Allen // Executive Director: Beth Breslauer // Leadership Committee: Michael Benoit, Susan Breech, Rob Johnson, Monica Kuth, Ashleigh Walsh // Advisor: Chris Whittaker

Thank you to all who make our program possible.

Local Business Supporters

GOLD: The Serpent and the Flame, a novel by Valerie Ceriano // SILVER: 181 Cabrini Restaurant, Dutch Baby // BRONZE: Bloom Cafe, CHOCnyc, Hudson Pilates, St. Nic's Wines and Liquors, Studio in the Heights, Stygian Hour Productions, Washington Heights Wellness // FRIENDS: Cifre Digital Photo & Video, E/Jay's Wines & Liquors, Furry Fiends, Mediterraneo Pizza, Ritz Paint Supply, Spoiled Brats

Additional Funding

This project is made possible in part with funds from a regrant program(s) supported by the funding agencies The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) in partnership with the City Council, The Howard Gilman Foundation, and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ), and administered by LMCC.

Thank you to the Fort Washington Collegiate Church, for generously providing us with a place to call home.

Washington Heights Community Choir operates as a project of Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178, ppf.org/pp). Contributions to Washington Heights Community Choir qualify as tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.