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A Look Back at WVC's Fall 2018 Season

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A look back at WVC's fantastic Fall 2018 musical season:

See the article about the concerts 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.

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Music Program for the December 2018 Concerts

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

Intermission

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


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


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

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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.

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Tuesday, Dec. 18 - 4th annual WVC Ceili at the Landmark Inn.

  

A letter to the Editor of the Warwick Valley Dispatch 
from Leslie Collins, founder of the annual WVC Ceili.

Click here for the details.

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Dec 20th, 2018, 2 pm:  Parkinson's Disease Support Group Holiday Party. 
Email today from Zoey:
"Just a brief reminder about caroling for the Parkinson's Party, Thursday, downstairs at the Warwick American Legion Hall, 71 Forester Avenue. The Am Legion Hall is also the Masonic lodge. We will start singing at 2 pm and sing for about 30 minutes.  We'll sing our 'Home for the Holidays' selections, "free styling" the harmonies (I'm bringing Gail's lyric sheets and jingle bells).  It's very informal and fun. If you can make it, we would appreciate it... You do not need to bring any music with you. 
We will be meeting downstairs:  As you face the building from the street, go to the left side lower level door.  
Thanks -- Hope to see you there!
Zoey"
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Thursday, Dec 27th: WVC members brought holiday cheer to these area nursing homes, retirement centers and regional hospital:
        Orange Regional Medical Center,  Valley View Center for Nursing Care & Rehab, Mt. Alverno Center, &  Schervier Pavilion  
   Program:  Allelujah! Sing Praise
                    A Midnight Clear selections: All My Heart, O Come Little Children and Ding Dong! Merrily On High
                    Ose Shalom
                    A Marshmallow World
                   The First Noel
                   Hallelujah Chorus

WVC singers bring holiday cheer to residents at the Mt. Alverno Center in Warwick on Dec. 27, 2018.

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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.)