In the 2016-2017 season, The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers celebrates its 40th season of performing secular and sacred choral music of all periods. The mixed chorus of approximately 40 voices, based in Greenwich Village, attracts members from all over the greater New York metropolitan area. Led by Music Director Mark Mangini, the chorus is a recognized creative force in New York City’s music community.
In 2007, The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers teamed with the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Choral Society of the Hamptons to produce two gala performances of American composer Lukas Foss’s monumental secular cantata The Prairie. In 2010, the chorus collaborated with the Amor Artis Chorus and Orchestra, led by the late Johannes Somary. Recent collaborations with the Choral Society of the Hamptons include performances of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor, Handel’s Israel in Egypt and Bach Cantata No. 79, and most recently, Haydn’s The Creation in June 2015. The chorus plans another collaboration with the Choral Society of the Hamptons with performances of Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem in June and July, 2017.
The Greenwich Village Chamber Singers is committed to the presentation of new works by contemporary composers. This has included two newly-commissioned world premieres in 2005 by Walter Hilse and Jonathan David, as well as an April 2013 performance of Ghazal, by Alec Galambos. The chorus has produced four live concert CDs, In Dulci Jubilo, Natale in Venezia, Dido & Aeneas, Christmas in England and America, and a studio recording of a cappella works entitled My Spirit Sang All Day.
Carroll Anne Gréce
Laurie Nelson *
Beverly Van Ness
* Section Leader