Our goal is to provide music and music education for the benefit of the community.
The following are a few examples of our recent activities
to support this mission.
WHWC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
WHWC actively seeks opportunities to join school groups to enhance their performances. We also provide young artists with opportunities to perform with the Chorale. Recent collaborations included students from Smith Elementary School, Bristow Middle School and the Hall High School Orchestra. The Chorale also contributes to a yearly scholarship awarded to a West Hartford Public School graduating student who will be pursuing further music education.
Every year the WHWC has awarded a scholarship to a senior at one of the two West Hartford High Schools.
WHWC regularly performs for the benefit of other charitable organizations such as Celebrate! West Hartford, The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, The Wadsworth Athenaeum Festival of Trees, The West Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and participated in the Noah Webster 100th Birthday Celebration.
Gifts of Music
A portion of all our concert proceeds are donated to the West Hartford Gifts of Music Program. This program provides financial assistance in the form of instruments and lessons to promising students in need.
Festival of Women's Voices
WHWC has organized this Festival celebrating its 3rd year! Last year we had Gwyneth Walker and for 2017 we are pleased to have Andrea Ramsey participate! The Festival features a woman composer/director who workshops with several high school, college and the WHWC Chorale. The groups perform a joint concert after the day spent making music together. A true demonstration of how singing can be a lifelong pleasure!
Aurora Women and Girls Foundation
WHWC hosted a women's collaborative concert involving four vocal music groups to benefit Aurora, which directly funds women and girls' charities.