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

Our Supporters

Many thanks to our donors for helping us stay on our feet, including these fine local businesses!

Bizzarro Real Estate / Buunni Coffee / 181 Cabrini / Fine Fare Supermarkets / Mediterraneo Pizza / Cabrini Wines & Spirits

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.