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THE WARWICK VALLEY CHORALE

ORANGE COUNTY'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND 

MOST DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CHORUS


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This season the WVC will perform three concerts in May:

Friday, May 12th, 7:00 pm (curtain time)
Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown NY 10940

Friday, May 19th, 7:00 pm (curtain time)
Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924

Sunday, May 21, 4:00 pm (curtain time)
Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick NY 10990

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"These concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will present an American choral portrait, with selections highlighting our nation’s early history, struggles and culture.  A special tribute to the Broadway music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin will also be featured." - WVC Press Release, Jan 24, 2017.

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About 25 members of the WVC will be singing the Fauré Requiem on March 18th with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and other regional choruses. The concert is at 7:30 pm in Aquinas Hall of Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY.     Click here for tickets.


Warwick Valley Chorale - making music for more than 75 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

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A look back at the Fall 2016 season:


Dr. Curtis welcomes the audience at St. Stephens RC Church on Dec. 11, 2016                                                                                                                       Photo by Mike Fiumarelli

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Members of the Warwick Valley Chorale singing Christmas carols
at Warwick's Home for the Holidays
November 20, 2016

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See the article in the Nov. 21, 2016, edition of the Warwick Advertiser

Photo by Roger Gavan - courtesy of the Warwick Advertiser

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One of WVC's favorite composers, John Rutter, on "the Importance of Choir"


The WVC has performed many of Mr. Rutter's works in our concerts in Orange County.
Also many members of the WVC were privileged to have been conducted by John Rutter at Carnegie Hall in 2006.




A look back at WVC's 75th anniversary year
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 will be 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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