Spring 2023 Semester
Registration is now closed for our Spring 2023 semester.
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Hard Times Come Again No More, arr Pax Ressler
Why I Leave Early & The Hesitating Pedestrian, Barbara Rosen- Einmal
Someday, Alan Menken
Lift Thine Eyes, Felix Mendelssohn
Ach Arme Welt & O Schöne Nacht, Johannes Brahms
3 Dominican Folk Songs, Francisco Nunez
To Sea! The Calm is O'er, Florence Marshall
Rehearsals + Performances
Rehearsal Day/Time: Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM
Place: Fort Washington Collegiate Church (729 W 181st St, NYC)
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 18, 25 (no rehearsal April 11)
Washington Heights Choir School Performance (collaboration): May 3
WHCC Dress Rehearsal: May 9
WHCC Performance: May 16
This is a no-audition choir so any and all are welcome to join. We do like challenging music, so having some musical background is helpful but not required. Unsure? Drop by a rehearsal and see what you think!
In order to be well prepared for performances, we ask that choir members try to limit absences to three (but please stay home and rest if you're not feeling well!).
Music will be provided. Please bring a black 3-ring binder and a few pencils (we have spares that can be borrowed).
Cost: Our dues are $100 per semester to help cover the cost of our choir director, accompanist, music, and some admin expenses. Dues only cover about 1/3 of our costs, so the choir also engages in fundraising activities throughout the year.
Deadline: We kindly request that dues be paid by the end of February, to allow us to better manage our budget.
Pay Online: Use the donation form on our website (WashingtonHeightsChoir.org)
Pay by Check: Checks should be made payable to Washington Heights Community Choir
Financial Assistance: Some hardship waivers are available - please contact Beth for more information.
Unfortunately, there is a new, more transmissible variant on the rise (Omicron XBB), which appears to be capable of evading some treatments, as well as antibodies from previous COVID infections or vaccinations. To keep everyone as healthy as possible, we will continue to rehearse and perform with masks on, and with air purifiers in the room. Please bring a high-quality, well-fitting mask (e.g., N95 or KN95). We will have a few on hand, too.
While vaccines are no longer a requirement, we do encourage everyone to stay up-to-date on boosters to prevent severe illness. And If you're not feeling well for any reason, please stay home and rest up!