For WVC Members

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


It's Showtime!
1 down, 2 to go.

Tuesday,  Dec. 12th, 7:30-9:30 pm, last rehearsal of the season at the Warwick Reformed Church.  
                                  <== Lets tune up those rough spots - you know which ones!
Friday,     Dec. 15th, Concert call 6:00 pm, 2nd concert, Goshen United Methodist Church, 115 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924
Sunday,    Dec. 17th, Concert call 2:45 pm, 3rd concert, St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick NY 10990.
                                 (Concert call is the time to be in the venue and ready for line up and tune up.)
                                               Click here for directions to these concert venues
Tuesday,  Dec. 19th, 4th Annual WVC Ceili, Landmark Inn, 526 Rt. 94 N, Warwick, NY 10990, United States.
                                  Dining rooms open at 5:00 pm.  Buffet served from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  Parking limited, so car pool.
Thursday, Dec. 28th, WVC Nursing Home Caroling.  (see below)

Note from Gail Johnson (Thursday, Nov 30th) (edited):

"I think the only change was at the end of
Ring Those Christmas Bells – Stanley cut out m. 155 – 158. 
Then, omit the word “ring” in m. 159.  In m. 167, omit the first
“Jing-a”  and just sing the last 4 sixteenth notes on the words
“Jing-a-ling-a” and sing “ring!” as written."


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

What should we wear for the Winter concerts? 

Men’s dress for our Winter concerts is black tuxedo or black sport jacket and slacks with white shirt (black bow tie, black socks & shoes; jackets should be buttoned). 

For women, a floor-length black dress or floor-
length black skirt and long-sleeved blouse
; black stockings, comfortable black shoes, no eye- catching jewelry or anything else that would draw the audience’s attention to you. 

You will also need a black music folder.

Is it okay to wear cologne to rehearsals or performances?

Please, no! We have members with a variety of allergies, so please don’t wear cologne, perfume, strong aftershave, scented hairspray, or anything else that might make the singer behind you wheeze or sneeze. Deodorant, however, is recommended. 

Email [edited] from President Zoey Savale, Monday, Nov. 13th:  
"Hi everyone -
I'm attaching a PDF of our concert flier.  If every member prints two copies and posts them both, we will have 180 fliers posted in the community! Wouldn't that be great?
Keep a song in your heart - Zoey"                      Click here to download this flier - print it out or send to a friend.


See the press releases announcing the WVC's Fall Season and December concert series.

Click here to view and download the Member's Information that was handed out at registration.

Music Program for WVC’s Fall 2017 Concerts

(in concert order)

Tracks on
Gail's CDs
Track 01   Allelujah                                                      Dietrich Buxtehude
Track 02   The Infant Jesus                                           Dietrich Buxtehude
Track 03   Pacem Noel                                                  arr. Larry Clark and Rae Moses
Track 04   The Seven Joys of Mary                              trad., arr. Ben J. Legett
Track 05   Let All That Are to Mirth Inclin’d               trad., arr. Ben J. Legett

Selections from Seven Joys of Christmas                     trad., arr. Kirke Mechem
Track 06      2. The Joy of Bells: Din don! merrily on high (pg 9)
Track 07      4. The Joy of Children: Patapan (pg 16)
Track 08      6. The Joy of Dance: Fum, fum, fum! (pg 29)
Track 09      7. The Joy of Song: God bless the master of this home (pg 36)
Track 10   Angels We Have Heard on High                  arr. Lloyd Larson


Track 11   We Need a Little Christmas                         Jerry Herrman, arr. Mac Huff
Track 12   Ring Those Christmas Bells                        Levene and Fisher, arr. Murphy
Track 13 (SA) Somewhere in My Memory                  arr. Mark Hayes
Track 13 (TB) Stars I Shall Find                                  Victor C. Johnson
Track 14   Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     Martin and Blane, arr. Emerson

Selections from Messiah                                              George Frederick Handel
Track 15   For Unto Us a Child is Born
Track 16   And the Glory of the Lord
Track 17   Hallelujah!

Track 18 Silent Night                                                   Franz Gruber, arr. Nuñez & Papoulis

Click here to access practice tracks for these pieces.

Click here to download a copy of the music program

Note from Gail (Dec. 5th) about WVC Nursing Home caroling:
"Dear Chorale Members,
Here’s this year’s nursing home caroling schedule.   Hope to see you there!    
I’ll let you know what music to keep before our last concert.     Gail


Thursday, December 28, 2017

 2:45 – 3:15     Mt. Alverno Center

                          20 Grand Street, Warwick
                          Activities Room
                          Be ready to sing by 2:45
 3:30 – 4:00     Schervier Pavilion
                          22 Van Duzer Place, Warwick
 4:30 – 5:00      Valley View Center for Nursing Care & Rehab  

                           Glenmere Cove Rd., Goshen

                           (turn off Rte. 17 A on to Quarry Road at the Mobile Station between

                           Goshen and Florida – Valley View is about ½ mile on the left)

                           Meet in the Simon Building Lobby   (follow signs to the Simon Building)

                           Performance in Town Center "

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:

Warwick Valley Chorale is on facebook:  Like us here!   


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


Recent Activities of the Warwick Valley Chorale

On Saturday, December 2nd, 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.


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.


Yes, the WVC does rehearse on Halloween!

                                                                                                                                                 Photos by Linda Blake, Oct 31, 2017

Fun events over the Summer of 2017

See:  or 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.

"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.


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.

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


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

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

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