For WVC Members



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WVC's Fall 2018 Schedule
(more dates and additional info will be posted here as they are announced)

**> Note: Gail's practice tracks for all voices have been uploaded: click here to access them.
          

Regular rehearsals are on Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm, at the Warwick Reformed Church.

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.

From WVC's Press Release dated Sept 3, 2018: '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.”'     Click here to see and download the press release.

Click here to view and/or download the WVC Member Information that was handed out during registration.

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Music Program for the December 2018 Concerts

1.  Thine be the Glory  G.F. Handel, arr. by P.L. Wright

2.  Alleluia! Sing Praise  J.S. Bach, adapted by C.C. Hirt

3.  Dona Nobis Pacem  M.L. Lightfoot

4.  A Midnight Clear Cantata  arr. by J. Leavitt

5.  Sing and Dance, It's Hanukkah!  R.E. Schram

6.  Ose Shalom  trad. text, music by J. Leavitt

7.  Ring Those Christmas Bells  arr. by R. Murphy

8.  Silver Bells (TB)  from the Holiday Collection, pg 28

9.  Candy Cane Lane (SSA)  arr. by G. Gilpin

10. Marshmallow World  arr. by G. Gilpin

11. White Christmas  I. Berlin, arr. by R. Ringwald

12. O Come, All Ye Faithful  arr. by D. Forrest

13. The First Noel  arr. by D. Forrest

14. Hallelujah Chorus  G.F. Handel

15. One Candle Lights the Way                                             J. Althouse & S.K. Albrecht


Click here to listen to and practice the music.

Click here to view, print and/or download this program list.


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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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On September 22nd, members of the WVC were the back-up chorus for George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" as part of the:
                                        

(Click here for information about the concert plus lyrics, vocal score and to download the poster.)



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WVC events Summer 2018

On June 26th and July 31st, 2018, members of the Warwick Valley Chorale sang at several area nursing homes and retirement communities.  

Members of the WVC and accompanist, Gail Johnson, at The Promenade in Middletown, NY, on June 26, 2018.

4 Rutter selections (that were performed in the May 2018 concerts):
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful 
  • The Lord is my shepherd 
  • Look at the World 
  • The Lord bless you and keep you
And a sing-along with the residents of popular British tunes including:
  • God Save the Queen 
  • Scarborough Fair 
  • White Cliffs of Dover 
  • I’m Henry VIII, I Am



       

Members of the WVC travelled to Paris in June 2018 and performed Fauré's Requiem as well as Gounod's Requiem
in the gorgeous La Madeleine, Gabriel Fauré's and Charles Gounod's home church.


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WVC's fantastic Spring 2018 Season

Carnegie Hall, Faure Requiem and Rutter Songs



Click here to view and download this season's concert flier.


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Music Program for WVC's Spring 2018 Season

                                       Requiem                                                         Gabriel Fauré
                                                                              - Intermission -
                                       O clap your hands                                          Text: Psalm 47 1-7,  Music by John Rutter
                                       As The Bridegroom To His Chosen              Text by J. Tauler (1300-61), Music by John Rutter
                                       All Things Bright and Beautiful                    C. F. Alexander, arr. 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
                                       Look to the Day                                             John Rutter
                                       The Lord bless you and keep you                  Text: Numbers 6:24,  Music by John Rutter

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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.

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WVC's Triumphant Return - April 23rd, 2018!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Chris Hart

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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!



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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, May 2016, and April 2018.

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