For WVC Members

Good show in Middletown Friday night.
Tuesday is our last rehearsal of the season.

Click here for maps and directions to the venues.

Composer Henry Mollicone will conduct his work:
A Christmas Celebration at our last concert on Dec. 15th.

Stream or download the practice tracks,
including recordings of Mollicone's A Christmas CelebrationClick here.

WVC members are ready for their 1st Fall 2019 concert.                                         photo by Ed Bailey

See the articles about our upcoming concerts in the Warwick Advertiser - click here,
the Warwick Valley Dispatch - click here
and the Times Herald-Record - click here.

Fall 2019 Schedule:
        Tuesday, December 10th, 7:30 - 9:30 - Last rehearsal of the season - at the Warwick Reformed Church.

Concert dates:

     Friday, Dec. 6th     ~ Grace Episcopal Church - 58 North Street, Middletown NY 10940
                                                     Chorus call (*) is at 6 pm; the concert starts at 7:00 pm.
     Friday, Dec. 13th   ~ Goshen United Methodist Church - 115 Main Street, Goshen NY 10924
                                                     Chorus call (*) is at 6 pm; the concert starts at 7:00 pm.
     Sunday, Dec. 15th ~ St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church - 75 Sanfordville Road, Warwick NY 10990
                                                     Chorus call (*) is at 2:30 pm; the concert starts at 4:00 pm.
                                                     Composer Henry Mollicone will conduct his work: 
                                                            A Christmas Celebration at this concert.
                                                            Mr. Mollicone's web site:
                                                           Please be ready at 2:30 pm to rehearse this work with the composer.

(*) Chorus call is the time to be at the venue, ready to line up and tune up for the concert.
Click here for maps and directions to these venues.

Other important dates:
     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, WVC's Annual Christmas Ceili at the Landmark Inn - 526 Route 94 North, Warwick,  NY 10990.
                                                 Bar opens at 5:00 pm - buffet line opens at 6 pm.
                                                 Jamie Lynne Paradise is organizing the entertainment program.

     Thursday, Dec. 19th, 1:30 pm:  Caroling at the Christmas Party of Warwick's Parkinson's Disease Support Group.
                                                         at the Warwick American Legion Post on Foster Street.


WVC NURSING HOME VISITS:  Friday, December 27, 2019


                1:30 – 2:00     Glen Arden

                           214 Harriman Drive
                           Goshen, NY   10924
                           Perform in the Rhinebeck Room with the white baby 


                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 Building)

                           Performance 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


Click here to download this flier.


                                         WVC Music Program - Fall 2019
                                                                               (In concert order)
 1.   Go Tell It On the Mountain                                      arr. Harry Simeone
 2.   Go Where I Send Thee                                             arr. Maurice Gardner
 3.   Removed from the program ==> <<Rise Up Shepherd and Foller>> 
 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

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

                                                     Click here to download this listing for printing.

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.

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


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!

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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