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Pergolesi and Cambridge Songs Concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, June 10, 2019

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Much of the information on this page can viewed, printed and/or downloaded from the file "Pergolesi and Cambridge Songs Concert at Carnegie Hall details" at the bottom of this page.

Schedule for NYC rehearsals and concert (updated May 21st):
   Tuesday, June 4th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm:   Tune up rehearsal at Warwick Reformed Church.
   Saturday, June 8th:  Rehearsal at the Grand Hyatt New York (on 42nd St., next to Grand Central Station - (212) 883-1234).
                                       Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station (*) - departs no later than 10:00 am. (+)
                                       12:30 PM: Report to Manhattan Ballroom – off the main Lobby 
                                       Rehearsal: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
                                       Bus returns to Warwick at about 7:00 PM.
   Sunday, June 9th:  Rehearsal at the Grand Hyatt New York.
                                       Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station (*) - departs no later than 10:30 am(+)
                                       1:45 PM: Report to Manhattan Ballroom 
                                       Rehearsal: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
                                       Bus returns to Warwick at about 7:00 PM.
   Monday, June 10th: Final rehearsal in Carnegie Hall.
                                        Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station(*) - departs no later than 12:30 pm. (+)
                                        Report to the Backstage Entrance (161 W. 56th St.) no later than 3:00 pm 
                                               and go up to the 5th floor and assemble in Orchestra Room 5,
                                               where we will line up, warm up and be escorted to the stage for the dress rehearsal.
                                        Plan on having a light dinner in the area around Carnegie Hall (7th Ave at 57th St.)
   Monday, June 10th:  Concert in Carnegie Hall featuring 
                                                          Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2 by Jim Taylor, and
                                                          Magnificat by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736)
                                                          Jim Taylor, Conductor              
                                        Chorus Call: 7 PM in Orchestra Room 5 
                                                 where we will line up and warm up and proceed to the stage for the 
                                                 8:00 pm performances of these pieces. 
                                                 After our performances we will be escorted into the theatre and we will watch
                                                 the other two parts of the program: Rutter Requiem and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem.
                                        Concert attire: same as what we wore to our May concerts. 
                                                  It is possible to change into/out of concert attire at Carnegie Hall,
                                                  but many people keep it simple and wear their concert attire all day!
                                        Bus departs Carnegie Hall after the concert at about 10:30 PM.
                                        The traditional, always fantastic, post-performance party on the bus!
                                                  Chris Hart and Marie Ruebenstahl will be organizing this party.
                                        Bus arrival in Warwick will be about at midnight.

==> According to Treasurer, Amelia DiCarlo, there are "single spots" available for the bus rides.  Contact Amelia for details. 
Download this poster from the bottom of this page.

    Ticket Information:  Tickets for friends and relatives for this concert can be ordered through CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, 
                                      purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office located at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York, 
                                      or purchased online at

WVC singers on concert day - April 23rd, 2018.

(*) The bus pickup/drop off is the roadway just off of Kings Highway between Public Works Road and the Warwick Police Station.

Look for the snow plow at the intersection of Public Works Road and Kings Highway ==>

(+) Note there is some extra time built into the bus schedule for the Warwick to NYC legs.  This is because of the experiences last year where we were late to both of the weekend rehearsals due to traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel and in Manhattan.  So if the traffic gods are kinder this time and we get to the hotel earlier, you will have time to get a bite to eat, or walk around the area, or visit the NY Public Library or go and sit in Bryant Park - both are three blocks west of the Grand Hyatt on 42nd St.

Here is the program for this concert:

A Special Summer Presentation to New York City - 7:00 PM


New England Symphonic Ensemble - 8:00 PM
JIM TAYLOR: Cambridge Songs Suite No. 2
PERGOLESI: Magnificat
JIM TAYLOR, Conductor
Participating Choruses
   Warwick Valley Chorale, Warwick, NY (Stanley Curtis, Director); 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
   Kingsmen Singers of Christian Heritage School, Trumbull, CT (Marjie Brake, Director)
   Henderson High School Choir, Henderson, TX (Jon P. Starling, Director)
   LeTourneau Singers, Longview, TX (Jim Taylor, Director)
   Longview Civic Chorus, Longview, TX (Jim Taylor, Director)

THOMAS JABER, Co-Conductor
DAVID L. SHARLOW, Co-Conductor
Participating Choruses
   Houston Masterworks Chorus, Houston, TX (Thomas Jaber, Director)
   Purdy Concert Choir, Purdy, MO (Lauren Lee, Director)
   Missouri Southern Concert Chorale, Joplin, MO (David L. Sharlow, Director)
   Southern Symphonic Chorus, Joplin, MO (David L. Sharlow, Director)

BRITT COOPER, Co-Conductor
PAUL HONDORP, Co-Conductor
Participating Choruses
   Canton Symphony Chorus, North Canton, OH (Britt Cooper, Director)
   Bangor Area High School Choir, Bangor, PA (Joseph DiMinico, Director); 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
   Southern Kentucky Choral Society, Bowling Green, KY (Paul Hondorp, Director)


From MidAmerica's Concert Info Sheet (download below):
Rehearsals in NYC
° Rehearsals must begin on time.
° All performers must have a pencil during each rehearsal.
° Extensive rehearsals at home greatly enhance the quality of the performance in New York. Remember, this is your concert.
° There is only one rehearsal at Carnegie Hall -  the dress rehearsal. 
Carnegie Hall
° No photos are to be taken by group members in Carnegie Hall. This includes flash and non-flash photographs, and videos. Carnegie Hall is a union hall and prohibits unauthorized photographs or recordings of any kind. There are no exceptions to this rule of the hall.
° The dressing rooms in Carnegie Hall are very cramped, but we must have patience and “make do,” as all other artists have done in the hall’s 100+year history. 
° Although there will be a security guard at the backstage door, we (MAP) recommend performers bring only what they need, and we advise against leaving valuables unattended backstage.
° Upon entering the building, all performers should act like professionals.
° Please be advised that there will be some climbing of stairs. Dressing rooms are on the 1st and 3rd floors, with the stage level on the 2nd floor. All possible effort will be made to convey to their proper places those who have difficulty with stairs.
° Ensembles will be led directly onstage, and escorted directly offstage. No one is allowed in the stage area before or after the performance.
Concert Attire 
° Concert dress for WVC members is black over black for the ladies and tuxedos or black/dark suits/black bow ties for the men.  All: black folder.
 However, there are some restrictions:
° Please do not wear sparkling jewels on stage. The stage lights reflecting off your jewelry will cause visual distractions to the audience.
° Because of the closeness of the performers, please do not wear hair spray or cologne.
° Please be sure to turn off all beeping watches and cell phones.
° Because there is a good deal of walking and standing on the day of the dress rehearsal and performance, it is very important to wear comfortable (and black) shoes!  For those that need it, there will be chairs provided on stage at Carnegie Hall.

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