West Hartford Women's Chorale
The West Hartford Women's Chorale (WHWC) is a community women's choral group in West Hartford, CT which performs challenging and diverse music in a broad range of innovative and entertaining styles. The mission of WHWC is to enrich the cultural life of the community by singing and performing a broad repertoire of vocal music. The Chorale provides a supportive learning environment for female singers, regardless of prior musical experience. WHWC promotes music education by collaborating with both local student musicians and other musical groups, and by performing at community and charitable events. Founded in 2004, the Chorale is a non-profit organization led by a volunteer board of directors.
Ethan Nash, conductor, received his bachelors degree in music in 1997 from Yale University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 2007 from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.
After Graduating from Yale, Ethan taught five years as the Music Director at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY. He has conducted the University Glee Club of New Haven and has served on the faculty of Middlesex Community College, Wesleyan University's Center for Creative Youth, the Hartford Conservatory, and Hartwick College Summer Music Festival. He also has appeared frequently as a guest clinician at music festivals.
Dr. Nash has directed numerous musicals, including Into the Woods, Joseph . . ., Godspell, Anything Goes, and Fiddler on the Roof. His musical credits include work with Norwich's Spirit of Broadway Theatre and Connecticut Heritage Productions. Ethan has been the Director of Choral Activities at Glastonbury High School since 2007. He works as a cantorial soloist at Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield and is a religious school songleader and junior choir conductor at Temple Sinai of Newington. Ethan is the author of the Earthsongs choral music publication Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Volume 4, Hebrew Texts. He is an avid Mets fan, softball player, bowler and PEZ collector. He and his wife, Danica, are the proud parents of two boys, Ari and Elliot.