For WVC Members





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

Summer 2017 Calendar

Announcements (below) about the "Opera Gala" 

on September 10th at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown.

Rehearsals resume September 12th.

Think Paris - June 2018!

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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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Save the Date - Sunday, September 10th, 3pm

The WVC will perform 
You’ll Never Walk Alone

Click here for practice tracks and a recording of You'll Never Walk Alone

Email from President Zoey Savale on Aug xx:  
"Greetings, singers!

     We're looking forward to singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" at the Paramount Theater in Middletown, at the Arts Council fundraiser concert on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 10.  Since we are performing the closing song, we will probably have a call time of about 3:00 pm (I'll find out if we can watch the rest of the show).

     Now for the important part: I have to tell them how many singers we expect, so I really need a prompt response from you saying whether you plan to join us for this little performance on 9/10.

     Please reply to this email with your answer, "YES, I plan to be there," or "NO, can't make it" as soon as possible. No explanations are really needed (life is busy, I know),  although we'd love to have a big turnout.  

     Further details: Stanley would like one brief rehearsal, probably about 30 minutes, on Tues. AUGUST 29 at the Reformed Church in Warwick, 7:30 p.m. (followed by a brief business meeting for WVC officers and Board Members, please).

     This event is a fundraiser for the Orange County Arts Council, and the public will be paying $50 per ticket to attend. Singers don't need tickets, obviously, but can opt to stay for a "delicious catered reception" afterwards for $15 per person. Alternatively, a group of us will be walking to a restaurant for our own private afterparty.

     

I'll be looking forward to hearing from you -  Zoey"


Stay tuned for more details for time of chorus call at the Paramount Theatre, attire, etc.

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


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Lets go to Paris in June 2018 and sing Fauré's Requiem in the gorgeous La Madeleine, Fauré's home church.

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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.

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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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Looking back at our glorious Fall 2016 season

The WVC and Conductor Dr. Stanley Curtis at Saint Stephen RC Church on Dec. 11, 2016                                                                                                    Photo by Mike Fiumarelli


Click here to download this flier.


Click here to view and download the press releases announcing the December concerts, WVC's Fall 2016 season
and WVC's Member Info sheet with all the info you need for this season, 
including concert dates, concert attire, FAQ's and much, much more.


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Members of the WVC at the Mt. Alverno Center in Warwick on Dec. 29, 2016

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WVC's 3rd Annual Ceili

was held at the Landmark Inn on Tuesday, December 13th.

Click here to see Leslie's announcement.

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WVC carolers get encouragement from the Santa's helpers at Sugar Loaf, NY, Dec 10, 2016.                                                 Photo by Christine Hart


 Gail Johnson and friends, Sugar Loaf, NY, Dec 10, 2016.                       Photo by Christine Hart

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

                                                                                                                                        Photo by Warwick Valley Chorale
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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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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