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THE WARWICK VALLEY CHORALE

ORANGE COUNTY'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND 

MOST DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CHORUS


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Ed Bailey

The Warwick Valley Chorale is in rehearsal for its Spring 2018 season.

This season features performances in Carnegie Hall and around Orange County!

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

In addition to the local May concerts, the group will be joining other choruses to perform the Fauré Requiem again at Carnegie Hall in April, under the baton of David Gresham."   From WVC's Press Release, Jan 10, 2018.





Click here for maps and directions to the venues for WVC's May 2018 concerts.



Warwick Valley Chorale - making music for more than 76 years.

The Chorale, a volunteer organization of more than 100 voices, has sung at locations around Orange County 

as well as Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center many times.

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

please send an email to our President, Zoey Savale: savazoo@optimum.net


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

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Look for us in community events around the Warwick Valley area.

And look for us in Paris, France, in June 2018!

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A look back at WVC's Fall 2017 season:

"The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson,
will feature Baroque cantatas, traditional carols, and
Christmas classics accompanied by a stringed ensemble."


Warwick Valley Chorale at St. Stephens Church, Dec 11, 2016                                                                           Photo courtesy of David Dempster

Sunday, November 19th, 2017, WVC's Carolers at Warwick's Home for the Holidays!

Click here to see the article in the Nov 24th edition of the Warwick Advertiser


The WVC performed at this show

organized by the Orange County Arts Council:

See: www.middletownparamount.com  or   www.ocartscouncil.org for more informatioin.



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Thank you to all our families, friends, and fans of the Warwick Valley Chorale for a fantastic year of choral music.


WVC in concert at Warwick Reformed Church, May 19, 2017                                                                         Photo by Ed Bailey
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"The Warwick Valley Chorale will perform three concerts in May, 'Seeking the Right Path: American Songs.'  The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will present an American choral portrait in anticipation of the Village of Warwick’s sesquicentennial celebration. There will be selections highlighting our nation’s early history, struggles and culture. In addition, the program features a special tribute to the Broadway music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin." - WVC Press Release, April 16, 2017.

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A look back at WVC's 75th anniversary year
Fall 2017 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.

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"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."



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