Audience members will be the singers for the evening, taking place on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd.
This August, the New York Choral Society hosts its annual Summer Sings. The public is invited to sing and socialize with members and the artistic staff of NYChoral including Music Director David Hayes and Associate Conductor Michael Ciavaglia. The participants will be able to step into the shoes of an NYChoral member and sing along with the conductor, pianists and soloists to a different piece each week. After the sing-along, the audience, chorus members and staff will continue the festivities with an after party around snacks and drinks.
Each event begins at 7:00 pm at The Church of the Holy Trinity’s Draesel Hall, 316 E. 88th St. on August 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd. Mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson and tenor Ben Warschawski will perform as guest soloists in the Mozart Requiem on August 23. Choral music enthusiasts and novices are encouraged to attend to brush up on sight-reading skills and enjoy the bonding effect of choral singing.
The repertoire for Summer Sings is as follows:
August 2: Orff’s “Carmina Burana”
August 9: Haydn’s “Creation” (highlights)
August 16: Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” (highlights)
August 23: Mozart “Requiem”
Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase at the door or online at www.nychoral.org/concerts-events/summer-sings.