For WVC Members

WVC's Fall 2019 Season is underway!

New! ==> links to YouTube videos of performances
of most songs in December's program.
Click here to view.

Fall 2019 Schedule:

     Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 - Rehearsals at the Warwick Reformed Church

Concert dates:

     Friday, Dec. 6th     ~ 7:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church
                                                          58 North Street, Middletown NY 10940
     Friday, Dec. 13th   ~7:00 pm at Goshen United Methodist Church
                                                          115 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924
     Sunday, Dec. 15th ~ 4:00 pm at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church
                                                          75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick NY 10990

Click here for maps and directions to these venues.

Other important dates:
     Tuesday, Nov. 12th:  at rehearsal, Treasurer Amelia DiCarlo will start taking $ for reservations for the Ceili.
     Sunday, Nov 24th - 1:00 pm - ?? Caroling in Warwick's Home for the Holidays.
                                                            Meet next to Peck's Liquors in the South Street Parking Lot.
                                                            Wear Victorian-era outerwear.
     Saturday, Dec. 7th  time (tba): WVC participates in the finale of the Jimmy Sturr Show at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown.  
                                                         More details to come.
            "               "        4:00 pm:   Sing along with Handel's Messiah - St. John's Episcopal Church, Monticello, NY.
     Sunday, Dec. 8th     3:30 pm:   Handel's Messiah at the West Point Cadet Chapel.

                                                        Click here for more info about these two Messiah events.

     Saturday, Dec. 14th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm - Caroling with Santa Claus in Sugar Loaf!  
                                                         Meet at 12:30 pm by the Methodist (big white) Church.  Wear red and/or green.
     Tuesday, Dec. 17th time (tba):  WVC's Annual Ceili at the Landmark Inn. 
                                                         $30.00 per person, limit 80 people.  Jamie Lynn Paradise is organizing the entertainment program.

Stay tuned for dates and details for: Holiday songs at local nursing homes.    

Click here to see WVC's Press Release announcing their Fall 2019 Season.

Click here to view, print or download WVC Member Information for Fall 2019.


                                          WVC Music Program - Fall 2019
                                                                          (Not in concert order)
 1.   Go Tell It On the Mountain                                      arr. Harry Simeone
 2.   Go Where I Send Thee                                             arr. Maurice Gardner
 3.   Rise Up Shepard and Foller                                      arr. Alice Parker
 4.   Mary Had A Baby (Holiday Collection Men -TB)   arr. Roger Emerson
 5.   Bethlehem Spiritual                                                  Donald Moore
 6.   A Christmas Celebration                                           Henry Mollicone
 7.   I Love Christmas                                                       arr. Ed Lojeski
 8.   I Am His Child (SA)                                                 Moses Hogan
 9.   Tidings Carol                                                             Patrick Lieberger
10.  Angels We Have Heard                                             arr. Loyd Larsen
11.  Joy to the World                                                        arr. Frank Kuykendahl
12.  Hallelujah Chorus                                                     G. F. Handel
13.  Silent Night                                                               Núñes & Papoulis

                                                     Gail's practice tracks are available to download or stream on line!

                                                Click here for Gail's practice tracks for this program 
                                                     plus some recordings of many of these pieces from past WVC concerts.

                                                     Click here to download this listing.


Your Brain and Singing: 
Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier

Click here to check out this article.
Thank you to Eloise Ham for bringing this article to our attention.


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.

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!   


WVC singers: "Good show" at Carnegie Hall on June 10th.
You should all be proud of your accomplishments!

Email from Vice President Melissa Tidd, June 21st:
"Hi everyone!       I received the following message from Laurie Knowles on WVC's Facebook page:

       "Hello!  Our pictures from the June 10 Carnegie Hall concert are up on the photographer’s website now! 
                        Http://       Password: andante1.    Look under "Magnificat".    
         Really nice photos!       Laurie Knowles 😎"

They are fantastic! There are close-up pics of, literally, everyone! Enjoy!      Melissa"

Click here to download this poster.
The WVC is famous in Longview Texas - click here to see why!
Also click here to see a nice article on the origins of Prof. Taylor's composition.


The WVC at the end of a great performance - Warwick Reformed Church, Sunday, May 19, 2019                                                 Photo by Ed Bailey


Click here to download this flier.

Email from our President, Zoey Savale, May 20: 
"Hello, singers -

Ah, LIVE music... It’s full of surprises. Part of the special thrill of a live performance is the “walking a tightwire” element. Almost anything can happen...  and this season, some unusual things did!

And yet, both of our concerts were really great.  Thanks to Stanley’s excellent planning and direction, Dennis’ smooth, skilled and very professional subbing, and Gail's ability to catch us when we stray, we had outstandingly strong leadership.  Add to that your own individual hard work and cooperation, and it all worked together!  Thank you!      Zoey"

See the article in the Warwick Advertiser about the May 19th concert.

"This season’s repertoire, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, literally represents 1,000 years of song. The Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2 was composed in 2018, using 11th century lyrics (whose original tunes have been lost) to create an exciting and gorgeous modern cantata. The Warwick Chorale will join the composer’s own choruses to sing the world premiere of this work at Carnegie Hall on June 10, 2019."

1st Prize in WVC's Spring 2019 RaffleThis brand new quilt sewn utilizing
1930's Reproduction Fabric in a traditional quilt pattern by Gloria Rangel (our resident quilter)
And the 1st prize winners are Marilyn Hayden and John Tracy as Vienna Aubert, donor of the quilt, congratulates them. 
And congratulations to Diane Nicholson and Judy Dickinson for winning their raffle prizes as well!!! 


                                                       WVC Spring 2019 Music Program

                                                 To be performed at Carnegie Hall on Monday June 10th; Jim Taylor, conducting:
                                                                             The Magnificat                                              Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
                                                        Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2                       music by Jim Taylor

                                          Selections from these medleys will be sung when WVC singers perform in local area nursing homes:
                                                          Give My Regards to Broadway                     arr. by Carl Strommen 
                                                          Who Could Ask for Anything More? (SSA)  arr. by Jay Althouse
                                                          Leading Men (TTBB)                                    arr. by Mac Huff
                                                          A Sentimental Journey Thru the 40’s             arr. by Hawley Adds

Click here for a look back at WVC's fantastic Fall 2018 musical season!

To celebrate their 75th anniversary, the WVC commissioned America's favorite composer, Gwyneth Walker,
for this arrangement of Down to the River to Pray,
which was premiered at their December 2015 concerts.

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, May 2016, April 2018 and June 2019!

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

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