For WVC Members



We are going back!
 WVC members are practicing and look where they are going: April 23rd, 2018!

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The Spring 2018 choral season is here!

Update, February 16th: Gail's practice tracks for Rutter pieces can be accessed from this web site:
                                         Click here to listen to or download practice tracks for the Fauré Requiem.
                                         Click here for practice tracks and videos for the Rutter pieces.


From WVC's Press Release, Jan 10, 2018: "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." 

Tuesdays in Feb, March, April and May - 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Rehearsals at the Warwick Reformed Church.

There is always a chance that a rehearsal will be cancelled due to inclement weather.
Check this web page or WVC's Facebook page for the latest announcements.

Possible schedule for the rehearsals and performance in NYC (subject to change):
Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22 (*) - Rehearse Fauré Requiem at a hotel in NYC.  (Times and location are tbd)
Monday, April 23rd, morning (*) - Dress rehearsal for the Fauré Requiem in Carnegie Hall. (Times are tba.) 
Monday, April 23rd, 1 pm (*) - Perform the Fauré Requiem in Carnegie Hall.  See:  http://midamerica-music.com
(*) Details for the Carnegie Hall rehearsals and performance will be updated as they are provided by MidAmerica.
     Also look for announcements about taking a chartered bus to the NYC rehearsals and performance.
     Click here to download and print the application form for discounted tickets for the Carnegie Hall Concert on Apr. 23rd.
                       Tickets must be ordered before April 3rd.

WVC's Spring Concerts at locations in Orange Co.:
Friday, May 11th, 7:00 pm at the Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY 10940
Friday, May 18th, 7:00 pm at the Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main Street, Goshen, NY 10924
Sunday, May 20th, 4:00 pm at the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Avenue, Warwick, NY 10990 

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

Click here for the WVC member information for the Spring 2018 season.

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Music Program for WVC's Spring 2018 Season
(This list is subject to change.)

                                       Requiem                                                         Gabriel Fauré
                                       O clap your hands                                          Text: Psalm 47 1-7,  Music by John Rutter
                                       All Things Bright and Beautiful                    C. F. Alexander, arr. by John Rutter
                                       As The Bridegroom To His Chosen              Text by J. Tauler (1300-61), Music by John Rutter
                                       The Lord is My Shepherd                              Text: Psalm 23, Music by John Rutter
                                       Look at the World                                          Text and Music by John Rutter
                                       God be in my Head                                        Text from the Sarum Primer (1574), Music by John Rutter
                                       The Lord bless you and keep you                  Text: Numbers 6:24,  Music by John Rutter

Click here to listen to or download practice tracks for the Fauré Requiem.  
 
Click here for practice tracks and videos for the Rutter pieces.



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.




Members of the WVC are going to Paris in June 2018 to sing Fauré's Requiem as well as Gounod's Requiem
in the gorgeous La Madeleine, Gabriel Fauré's home church.



The Warwick Valley Chorale welcomes new members!

No auditions required.

If you are interested in joining us and would like to share our love of music and singing,

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

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A look back at the Fall 2017 Season

December 2017 Concert Series by the Warwick Valley Chorale


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



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

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See the press releases and other information about the WVC's Fall 2017 Season and December concert series.


Friends relax after a fantastic performance.                                                                                          Photo by Chris Hart




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Other Activities in the Fall of 2017 by members the Warwick Valley Chorale


Members of the WVC spread holiday cheer and entertained residents of local nursing and rehabilitation centers on December 28th.

WVC's 4th Annual Cieli was held at the Landmark Inn on December 19th, 2017.

On Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, the WVC closed out the Jimmy Sturr concert at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown.  

To close out the concert the WVC singers strolled down the aisles singing "Silent Night" and "White Christmas".   Attire:  street clothes - brightly colored red and green!    Click here for more info about the concert.

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


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

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Yes, the WVC does rehearse on Halloween!


                                  
                                                                                                                                                 Photos by Linda Blake, Oct 31, 2017
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Fun events over the Summer of 2017

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


 Good Show WVC singers!  Great way to close out the concert and get the audience up and cheering!






Some photos from this year's Soirée:

  
Photos by Chris Hart




Members of the WVC sang Gershwin and Berlin medleys for the residents at the Schervier Pavilion in Warwick on Aug 1.


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WVC in concert at Warwick Reformed Church, May 19, 2017                                                                         Photo by Ed Bailey


"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.


WVC in concert at Warwick Reformed Church, May                                                                                  Photo by Ed Bailey


Alison Stephens of Warwick and Dan Sheinowitz hold the quilt that she won during the intermission when the WVC held its 3rd annual raffle. Gloria Rangel embroidered wild flowers in mason jars as the "focal quilt block"; this is her third donated quilt for the WVC raffle.

                                                                                      Photo by Ed Bailey

Click here to see article in the Warwick Advertiser.  Thank you Ed Bailey. 

Click here to view and download WVC's Press Release announcing the May 2017 concerts.

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Warwick Valley Chorale Spring 2017 music program

     1. Battle Hymn of the Republic  -- Howe and Steffe, arr. by P. Wilhousky
     2. Tenting Tonight -- W. Kittredge, arr. by J. Beck
     3. Soldier Boy -- J. Rutter
     5. The Gospel Plow -- arr. by G. Walker
     4. Rainbow Round my Shoulder (TB) -- arr. by R. DeCormier
     6. Deep River -- arr. by N. Luboff
     7. Give Me your Tired Your Poor -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Ringwald 
     8. (Removed from program.)
     9. Anthem of Peace -- arr. by M. Wilberg
    10. Comedy Tonight -- S. Sondheim
    11. Who Could Ask for Anything More -- G. & I. Gershwin, arr. by J. Althouse 
    12. Summertime (SA) -- G. & I. Gershwin
    13. A Choral Portrait -- I. Berlin, arr. by H. Ades
    14. Irving Berlin’s America -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Emerson
    15. Anything You Can Do -- I. Berlin, arr. by A. Kerr
    16. God Bless America -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Ringwald
    17. You’ll Never Walk Alone -- Rogers & Hammerstein

Click here for the WVC member information for the Spring 2017 season.



Thirteen tenors and basses from the WVC and other local choirs performed in a MidAmerica Productions concert at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18, 2017, click here for photos, more information and practice tracks.

About 25 members of the WVC sang in a performance of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem on March 18, 2017, with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of about 100 singers from all over Orange Co.


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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 was performed again at WVC's June 2016 concerts in Middletown and Warwick.

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

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We practiced and made it back!
 WVC members practiced and look where they ended up, May 2010, and May 2016.

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Click Here and take a look back at the WVC's last several seasons.
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