For WVC Members


WVC's Fall 2018 Schedule

*** Good Show in Goshen on Friday!! ***
 Sunday, Dec. 16th, 4:00 pm - 3rd concert at St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick NY 10990.
                                                      Chorus call(*): 3:00 pm.
                                                     (*) Chorus Call is the time to be at the venue AND ready to lineup for the warm up and tune up.
                                                           Click Here for maps and directions to the venues for these concerts.

Tuesday, Dec. 18 - 5th annual WVC Ceili at the Landmark Inn. Buffet served from 6 pm to 7 pm.  Bar opens at 5 pm.

Amelia DiCarlo and Pat Reinecke are collecting reservations.
$30.00 per person- make checks out payable to "Warwick Valley Chorale"
Click here for the details - when, where, etc.
Thursday, Dec 27th: WVC members bring holiday cheer to area nursing homes, retirement centers and regional hospital.
             1:30 – 2:00     Orange Regional Medical Center      707 E. Main Street, Middletown

                                     Meet in the Main Lobby and perform in the Main Lobby.   Be ready to sing by 1:30

             2:30 – 3:00    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 BuildingPerformance in Town Center)

              3:30 – 4:00    Mt. Alverno Center    20 Grand Street, Warwick - Activities Room

              4:15 – 4:45    Schervier Pavilion    22 Van Duzer Place, Warwick - Perform in the Dining Room
   Gail will let you know what we’ll be singing before our last concert so you can hold on to your music.
   If you have any questions, please contact Gail. 

In early January, rehearsals restart for the Spring 2019 season.


Click Here for maps and directions to the venues for these concerts.
See the articles about our upcoming concerts in the Warwick Advertiser
and also in the Warwick Dispatch.

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 [“Hallelujah Chorus”] to Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” to more selections from a brand-new (2018) cantata by John Leavitt, “A Midnight Clear.”'   

Click here to view, print and/or download the Holiday Concert flier (above) or the WVC Member Information pamphlet that was handed out during registration.

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 blouseblack 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’twear cologne, perfume, strong aftershave, scented hairspray, or anything else that might make the singer behind you wheeze or sneeze. Deodorant, however, is recommended.


Music Program for the December 2018 Concerts
in concert order

Note as of Dec 4th: new concert order:
The First Noel comes before O Come, All Ye Faithful

1.  Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light  J.S. Bach

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. The First Noel  arr. by D. Forrest

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

14. Hallelujah Chorus  G.F. Handel

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

(Note:  Thine be the Glory has been replaced by Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light.)

Click here to listen to and practice the music.

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


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 members at Warwick's Home for the Holidays, Nov. 18, 2018.
See Roger Gavan's article in the Warwick Advertiser.


WVC carolers and Santa spread holiday cheer in Sugar Loaf on a chilly Saturday, Dec. 8th, 2018

Email to Gail:  
"Dear Gail,

 Thank you and the Warwick Valley Chorale for performing at the Sugar Loaf Holiday Celebration.  You sang beautifully and entertained all the visitors.

 I hope you will be able to join us next year.

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!


Sincerely,    Lydia Cuadros  -  Sugar Loaf Community Foundation"

See the article about Sugar Loaf's holiday celebration in The Chronicle.


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.)


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.


WVC's fantastic Spring 2018 Season

Carnegie Hall, Faure Requiem and Rutter Songs

Click here to view and download this concert flier.


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


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.


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


Take A look back at the Fall 2017 Season

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, May 2016, and April 2018.

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

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