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THE WARWICK VALLEY CHORALE

ORANGE COUNTY'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND 

MOST DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CHORUS


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The WVC is preparing for three concerts in Orange County in December.  

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

from a section of G.F. Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus" to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” 

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

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WVC's Holiday Concerts:

Friday, Dec.  7th 7:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown NY 10940

Friday, Dec. 14th 7:00 pm at Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924

Sunday, Dec. 16th 4:00 pm at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick NY 10990

Click Here for maps and directions to the venues for these concerts.

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Warwick Valley Chorale - making music for more than 77 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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On Sept. 22nd, members of the WVC appeared at Warwick's Railroad Green in:

Click here to see the article in the Warwick Advertiser.

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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.



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And several WVC singers performed in Paris, France, on June 12, 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




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.

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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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