Chorale lifts spirits in West Village
BY TEQUILA MINSKY
Members of the West Village Chorale enjoyed
the mild December weather as they
left Judson Memorial Church last month
and meandered through the neighborhood singing
Christmas favorites. The Chorale is a 70-voice avocational
ensemble from varied backgrounds who
love to make beautiful music and perform several
concerts a year.
With many wearing Christmas attire and configured
in groups of 15-20, they filled the Village
streets with song in this annual caroling walk tradition.
The first group attempted collaboration with the
5-piece horn buskers at the south end of the fountain
before they moved on to the arch and came
upon Colin’s baby grand parked under the tree,
providing a performing stage for other carolers.
Chorale carolers moved westerly and by Dec. 22
the Village was alive with Christmas carols.
The West Village Chorale is looking forward to
its next major concert on Sunday, March 15: Rachmaninoff’s
“All-Night Vigil,” taking advantage of
the great acoustics in Judson Memorial Church to
bring this piece to life.
PHOTOS BY TEQUILA MINSKY
They love to sing. This annual caroling walk brings joy to members of the West Village
Five-piece horn buskers in the park providing
other forms of entertainment. They
collaborated on one song with the Chorale.
Navigating the sidewalks to be able to sing. No streets went unsung.
Colin’s baby grand, parked almost
under the tree, provided a stage for
Christmas attire and hearts filled with song.
Music for all ages. other carolers. All ages are encouraged to join the caroling walk.
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