Founded in 1971 by Gwen Gould, who led the chorale for 27 years, the WVC is a non-sectarian, community based, not-for-profit organization. The Chorale rehearsed and performed at the historic Church of St. Luke in the Fields, where it began, and currently resides at Judson Memorial Church on the south side of Washington Square Park. The Chorale has performed a wide range of traditional and contemporary choral music, including commissions, performances and premieres of works by local composers including Robert De Cormier, Michael Ward, Robert Beckhard, Jerome Jolles, and David Goldstein and current Music Director Michael Conley.
In 1998 The Chorale was led for two seasons by Dr. Andrew Megill. Michael Conley has led the Chorale since September 2000. The Chorale had its beginnings in service to the community and has continued that tradition for the past 48 years. The annual Caroling Walk through the streets of the West Village has become a popular holiday tradition, as well as the Messiah Sing each holiday season. The Summer Sings series, established by Gwen Gould in 1972, provides a forum for music lovers to sing classic choral works, led by the New York area’s outstanding choral conductors. The WVC is listed on the Vocal Area Network (van.org) and Choral Net (choralnet.org).
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For more information: www.westvillagechorale.org