Come Sing with Us

About Our Choir

We're a lively, diverse, and welcoming group that loves to sing and believes in the power of music to spread joy and build community. The choir is made up of people from all backgrounds, ages, and musical abilities. We like challenging pieces and love the process of learning new works together.

Founded in 2016 by a beloved neighborhood church, dedicated to bringing music into the community, our program was sadly cut in May 2022 due to budget challenges.

Back on our feet as of October 2022 and with a new name to reflect our uptown roots, we are now rebuilding and evolving into an independent, standalone, community choir.

Formerly Fort Washington Community Choir

All the Details


We are a "no audition required" choir so any and all are welcome to join. We do like challenging music, so having some musical background is helpful. Unsure? Drop by a rehearsal and see what you think!


Traditionally we have 2 seasons/year (roughly Jan-May and Sept-Dec), with rehearsals on Tuesday nights. Each season culminates in a performance.


We currently charge $100 per season to cover the cost of a choir director, accompanist, and administrative costs. (Hardship waivers and sliding scales are available). Members also engage in fundraising activities throughout the year.


Our choir is based in the Washington Heights neighborhood in Manhattan. We currently rehearse at Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st street, right near the A train. You don't need to live uptown to take part, though!


We've performed a broad range of music, from classical composers like Shubert, and Rachmaninoff, to more modern, including Dan Forrest, Morten Lauridsen, Leonard Bernstein, and others. We've sung in Chinese, Hebrew, Spanish, and Venda. And we've been known to sing a show tune, too - who doesn't love a little Sondheim?

COVID Protocols

Sadly, COVID is still with us, so members are required to wear high-quality, well-fitting masks (e.g., N95 or KN95). We also have air purifiers in the rehearsal room. While vaccines are no longer a requirement, we do encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on boosters to prevent severe illness.

Ready to Join or Want to Learn More?

Click below to register or request more info!

Our Supporters

We are a volunteer-run choir and keep our dues intentionally low, so that many can participate. Donate today, so we can keep Uptown Manhattan singing!

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, Contributions to Washington Heights Community Choir qualify as tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.