THE WARWICK VALLEY CHORALE:

ORANGE COUNTY'S LONGEST-RUNNING AND

MOST DISTINGUISHED COMMUNITY CHORUS

Photo by Ed Bailey

The Warwick Valley Chorale hopes to resume rehearsals and concerts starting in September 2021. The Chorale's plans include preparing for the group’s 80th anniversary plus a memorial concert for its beloved leader, Stanley Curtis.

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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 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.

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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

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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 and New Jersey,

and always welcome new members.

Dues are charged, but no auditions are required.

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 until 9:30 pm.

at the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Ave, Warwick NY 10990.

Map and Directions to the Warwick Reformed Church

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"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 in June."

See the article in the Warwick Advertiser about the May 19th concert.

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Click here and take a look back at WVC's Fall 2018 season:

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A look back at WVC's 75th anniversary year: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

featuring two world premieres.

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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"Our next New York City appearance will be on May 28, 2016 as the central chorus performing the world premiere of Ivo Antognini’s A Prayer for Mother Earth, at Carnegie Hall. This will be followed by two local concerts in early June, 2016 featuring the same piece, a glorious modern “oratorio for life” with lyrics in English that are drawn from Native American prayers, Saint Francis of Assissi and Archpriest Grigori Petrov, among others. In our local concerts we will also sing a selection of American Spirituals arranged by John Rutter, plus a few other surprises."

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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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