THE WARWICK VALLEY CHORALE:

ORANGE COUNTY'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND 

MOST DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CHORUS

Photo by Ed Bailey

This season’s program includes Joseph Haydn’s Mass In Time of War (Paukenmesse), a medley from Porgy and Bess, an arrangement for SATB choir of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah and other selections.

Watch the concert at St. Stephen RC Church on May 19th: click here.

(The video joins the concert during the performance of the Paukenmesse.)

You can replay the concert at the Goshen CR Church on May 10th: click here

(The concert begins at about the 8-minute mark.)

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If you would like to share our love of music and singing please send an email to our President, Zoey Savale: savazoo@hotmail.com or call her at 845-477-8391.

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The Warwick Valley Chorale is proud to be Orange County's oldest continuously operating community chorus.  We include members from nearby communities in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Chorale always welcomes new members. Dues are charged, but no auditions are required.

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To view the concert at the Goshen Church on Dec. 8th, 2023: click here.

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The Warwick Valley Chorale is honored to have performed with other NY Metro choruses John Rutter's Magnificat at New York's Carnegie Hall on December 19th, 2023.

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Highlights from WVC's Spring 2023 Season:

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View the concert, Sunday, May 7, 2023, at Goshen CR Church here  https://goshen.church/concerts

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The Spring concerts, "Three B's, Old and New," featured Beethoven's Mass in C Major.  The program also included works by Johannes Brahms and J.S. Bach, as well as selections by Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and Jerry Bock (composer of Fiddler on the Roof

Click here to see the announcement in the Warwick Advertiser. 

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In December 2022, the Warwick Valley Chorale was proud to announce that its new Musical Director and conductor is the renowned local musician Ron De Fesi.  Click here for Ron's bio.

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The Warwick Valley Chorale participated in a special concert: Honoring Stanley Curtis through Song, on June 4th, in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the campus of SUNY Orange in Middletown.

See the announcement on SUNY Orange's web site:  https://sunyorange.edu/calendar/index.php?eID=7087 

Also:  the announcement in the Warwick Advertiser.

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A look back at WVC's Fall 2022 Season:

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Here is WVC's Concert on Sunday, Dec 4, 

recorded at Goshen Christian Reformed Church:

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  1 in 6 Americans sings in a choir — and they're healthier for it.

 Click here to find out why.

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Your Brain and Singing: Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier

Click here to check out this article.

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One of WVC's favorite composers, John Rutter, on "the Importance of Choir"

The WVC has performed many of Dr. Rutter's works in our concerts in Orange County.

Also many members of the WVC were privileged to have been conducted by Dr. Rutter in a performance of Handel's Messiah at Carnegie Hall in 2006.

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A look back at WVC's 75th anniversary year: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 featuring two world premieres:  Gwyneth Walker's arrangement of "Down to the River to Pray", and the WVC participated in a world premiere performance in Carnegie Hall on May 28th, 2016, of Ivo Antognini's A Prayer for Mother Earth.

Members of the Warwick Valley Chorale getting ready to enter Carnegie Hall.

Stanley Curtis, the Conductor of the Warwick Valley Chorale, congratulates the composer, Ivo Antognini, on the marvelous score for his A Prayer for Mother Earth.  Dr. Curtis along with 65 other members of the WVC joined about 150 other choristers from New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Switzerland in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium accompanied by the composer on piano and the New England Ensemble. Andrew Crane masterfully conducted the performance to a standing ovation from the audience.

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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:

Audio by Tom Venable and video by Rachel Rosen

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Click here to see highlights from WVC's recent seasons: in Orange County, New York City and the world.

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