Photo by Ed Bailey                                                                                                             

WVC's Fall 2019 Season is about to get underway!
Rehearsals and registration begin on Tuesday, Sept. 10th,
at the Warwick Reformed Church
Click here for directions to the Warwick Reformed Church.

If you would like to share our love of music and singing

please send an email to our President, Zoey Savale: savazoo@hotmail.com


The Warwick Valley Chorale is proud to be Orange County's

oldest continuously operating community chorus.

We include members from nearby towns in both New York and New Jersey,

and always welcome new members.

Dues are charged, but no auditions are required.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 until 9:30 pm.

Support choral performances in Orange County by becoming a sponsor of the Warwick Valley Chorale.

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The Warwick Valley Chorale Performed at Carnegie Hall on June 10th
 in a concert by MidAmerica Productions (midamerica-music.com/concerts-2019-carnegie/).
Click here for an article about the composer and conductor, Jim Taylor, of The Cambridge Songs.


"This season’s repertoire, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, literally represents 1,000 years of song. The Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2 was composed in 2018, using 11th century lyrics (whose original tunes have been lost) to create an exciting and gorgeous modern cantata. The Warwick Chorale will join the composer’s own choruses to sing the world premiere of this work at Carnegie Hall in June."


A look back at WVC's Fall 2018 season:


'The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will feature musical selections

ranging from G.F. Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus" to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” 

to more selections from a brand-new (2018) cantata by John Leavitt, “A Midnight Clear.”' 

See the article about our the concerts in the Warwick Advertiser.


Members of the WVC went caroling during Warwick's "Home for the Holidays" on Nov. 18th, 2018.

See Roger Gavan's article in the Warwick Advertiser.


WVC carolers and Santa spread holiday cheer in Sugar Loaf on a chilly Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018

Email to WVC accompanist Gail Johnson:  
"Dear Gail,

 Thank you and the Warwick Valley Chorale for performing at the Sugar Loaf Holiday Celebration.  You sang beautifully and entertained all the visitors.

 I hope you will be able to join us next year.

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!

Sincerely,    Lydia Cuadros  -  Sugar Loaf Community Foundation"

See the article about Sugar Loaf's holiday celebration in The Chronicle.


On Sept. 22nd, 2018, members of the WVC appeared at Warwick's Railroad Green in:

Click here to see the article in the Warwick Advertiser.


Warwick Valley Chorale's fantastic Spring 2018 Season: 

Carnegie Hall, John Rutter Songs, and Paris. 

The May concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, presented Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D minor, Op. 48. A special tribute to the music of renowned English composer and conductor John Rutter was also featured.

In addition to the local May concerts, the group joined other choruses and performed the Fauré Requiem at Carnegie Hall in April, under the baton of David Gresham.   See MidAmerica Productions.



And ten WVC singers performed in Paris, France, on June 12, 2018!


The WVC joined six other choruses in Carnegie Hall and

performed Gabriel Fauré's Requiem

A look back at WVC's 75th anniversary year: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016
featuring two world premieres.

The WVC participated in a world premiere performance in Carnegie Hall on May 28th, 2016,
of Ivo Antognini's A Prayer for Mother Earth.

Members of the Warwick Valley Chorale getting ready to enter Carnegie Hall.

Stanley Curtis, the Conductor of the Warwick Valley Chorale, congratulates the composer, Ivo Antognini, 
on the marvelous score for his A Prayer for Mother Earth.
Dr. Curtis along with 65 other members of the WVC joined 
about 150 other choristers from New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Switzerland
in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium accompanied by the composer on piano and the New England Ensemble.
Andrew Crane masterfully conducted the performance to a standing ovation from the audience.

"Our next New York City appearance will be on May 28, 2016 as the central chorus performing the world premiere of Ivo Antognini’s A Prayer for Mother Earth, at Carnegie Hall. This will be followed by two local concerts in early June, 2016 featuring the same piece, a glorious modern “oratorio for life” with lyrics in English that are drawn from Native American prayers, Saint Francis of Assissi and Archpriest Grigori Petrov, among others. In our local concerts we will also sing a selection of American Spirituals arranged by John Rutter, plus a few other surprises."

Gwyneth Walker's arrangement of Down to the River to Pray, premiered by the Warwick Valley Chorale at their December 2015 concerts and by popular demand was performed again at WVC's June 2016 concerts in Middletown and Warwick:

Down to the River to Pray - Performance on Dec. 13, 2015

Audio by Tom Venable and video by Rachel Rosen

Click here to see highlights from WVC's recent seasons: in Orange County, New York City and the world.