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MidAm Concert at Carnegie Hall on Monday, June 15, 2020, 8 PM.

Photos courtesy of the Carnegie Hall web site:

COVID-19 update:
April 5, 2020: Carnegie Hall has cancelled all events up through July 2020.
This includes the June 15th concert that we were to have participated.

"Tentative" schedule and other information about WVC's participation in
MidAmerica Production's concert in Carnegie Hall 
on June 15th, 2020.

This page will be updated regularly as new information comes in.

MidAmerica's "tentative" schedule is now on this page.  See below.

Signups for the bus to rehearsals and the concert are on going
Fare is $75.00, bring a check made out to "Warwick Valley Chorale".

The form for ordering discount tickets for family and friends for the June 15th concert
can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.   

Based on the informal show of hands at the rehearsal on Feb 18th, 
we will be sending about 70 singers to this concert.

Click here to see MidAm's web site about their concerts at Carnegie Hall in 2020.  
Here is a link to Carnegie Hall's web page.

On Monday, June 15, MidAm will be putting on two concerts at Carnegie Hall: one at 1PM and the other (ours) at 8 PM.  These concerts follow MidAm's standard format where each concert consists of three "acts", each of about 35 - 40 minutes and with about 10 minute intermissions between "acts" to exchange choirs and reset the orchestra chairs.  Our concert has the following "acts" (MidAm will finalize the order later):

Act I:

JOHN RUTTER: The Sprig of Thyme
NOEL WEAVER, Conductor

Participating Choruses
Poteau High School Choir, Poteau, OK (Alisha Smedley, Director)  1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016*
Ballard High School Concert Choir, Louisville, KY (Noel Weaver, Director) 1998, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2016*
Lakeland Chorale, Wanaque, NJ (James Weber, Director) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019*
Great Lakes Youth Choir, Petoskey, MI (Kevin Wells, Director)

Act II:

1. ENNIO MORRICONE, arr. Lloyd Larson: Declare Your Maker’s Praise!
2. CRAIG COURTNEY: Come, Thou Fount
3. BRAHMS: How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place (from A German Requiem)
4. CHESNOKOV: Salvation is Created
5. JAY ROUSE: Give Me Jesus
6. Arr. Mack Wilberg: My Shepherd Will Supply My Need
7. JOEL RANEY: Hymn of Grateful Praise


Participating Choruses
Festival Singers, Campbell University Divinity School, Buies Creek, North Carolina (Larry G. Dickens, Director)
Chancel Choir and Friends, Hayes Barton Baptist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina (Larry G. Dickens, Director)

Warwick Valley Chorale, Warwick, NY (Stanley Curtis, Conductor).

Act III:

McCallum High School Band, Austin, TX  1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2013
Program to be Announced.
Carol Nelson, Director

Click Here for a blurb about our conductor, Larry Dickens of Campbell University.

This is the "tentative" schedule for NYC rehearsals and concert (as of March 2, 2020.)
                                       (MidAm will send us the "final" schedule later this Spring.)
                                       So right now there are a lot of "tba" (to be announced) in this schedule.
   Tuesdays, May 19. 26 & June 2: 7:30 - 9:30 pm. Rehearsals at the Warwick Reformed Church
                                                      - learn the Brahms and Rouse pieces.
   Tuesday, June 9, 7:30 - 9:30 pm:   Final tune up at Warwick Reformed Church.
   Saturday, June 13:  Rehearsal at InterContinental Times Square, 300 West 44th Street [212 803-4500].
                                       Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station (*) - departs no later than tba am.
                                       12:30 pm: Report to the Hotel's Ballroom for rehearsal.
                                       1:00 - 5:00 pm: Rehearsal.
                                       Immediately after rehearsal Bus returns to Warwick. Approximate arrival at 7:00pm.
   Sunday, June 14:   Rehearsal at InterContinental Times Square, 300 West 44th Street [212 803-4500].
                                       Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station (*) - departs no later than tba am.
                                       8:45 am: Report to the Hotel's Ballroom.
                                       9:00 - 11:30:  Rehearsal.
                                       Immediately after rehearsal Bus returns to Warwick.  Approximate arrival at 2:00pm.
   Monday, June 15:  Dress rehearsal on stage at Carnegie Hall.
                                        Bus pick up at the Warwick Police Station(*) - departs no later than tba.
                                        4:00 pm (tbc) Report to Carnegie Hall's Backstage Entrance (161 W. 56th St.) 
                                             where we will proceed to Orchestra Room tba to wait, warm up, line up and be escorted to the stage.
                                        Sometime during 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm, the dress rehearsal with orchestra.
                                        Plan on having a light dinner in the area around Carnegie Hall (7th Ave at 57th St.)
                                               Or take a sandwich and a drink and enjoy a spot in Central Park - 3 blocks from Carnegie.
   Monday, June 15,  8pm: Concert in Carnegie Hall featuring  
                                        Chorus Call: ~ tba pm in Orchestra Room tba
                                                 where we will wait, line up, warm up and proceed to the stage for 
                                                 our part of the 8:00 pm concert. 
                                        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! 
                                             -- Marie Rubenstahl and Chris Hart are the organizers for the party.                                                
                                        Bus arrival in Warwick will be about at midnight.


Bus info: WVC's Treasurer, Amelia DiCarlo, is finalizing the details on the bus for taking WVC members to/from NYC rehearsals and the concert.  Sign-ups for the bus have commenced.  Fare is $75.00, bring a check made out to "Warwick Valley Chorale".  Stay tuned for further announcements pertaining to the bus schedules.

Ticket Information:  Tickets for family and friends: 
           (1) The form for ordering discount tickets for the main floor area and the 1st two tiers of box seats at  Carnegie Hall.
                             You can view, download and print this form from the bottom of this page.                                 
                             This form will also be available at rehearsals.  Deadline for discounted tickets is May 20, 2020.
                             Also you can order discounted tickets online at   Event Code: JUN15E. 
           (2) After April 15th tickets for the balcony sections (which are less expensive) will go on sale 
                             at the Carnegie Hall Box Office: or by calling 212-247-7800.

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 ==>



From MidAmerica's Concert Info Sheet (download this sheet at bottom of the page):


° 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, the dress rehearsal, at Carnegie Hall.

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 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 Dress

° Concert dress is what you wear for your local concerts. 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 shoes!

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