Chorale Overview

In concert at Warwick Reformed Church.                             Photo by Diane Pell

The Warwick Valley Chorale, Orange County’s longest continually-active singing group, has been bringing the joy of  choral singing for more than 80 years. Our members range from high school students to senior citizens and join us from many communities within Orange County as well as neighboring New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The chorale presents free-admission concerts each May and December in Warwick and neighboring communities. Our programs are under the direction of our esteemed conductor, Ron De Fesi, and with our gifted accompanist, Gail Johnson.

We are a thriving versatile group. Our participation has allowed us great opportunities as performing Chorus in Residence for the Warwick Musical Festival, as well as performing for numerous local community events, including dedications of World War II and Viet Nam Memorials, the Village of Warwick World Trade Center Memorial, the World Trade Center Warwick Citizens Memorial Benefit and dedication ceremonies, and Warwick's Applefest.  WVC members share the holiday spirit with their neighbors by singing holiday carols and songs for Warwick's "Home for the Holidays" and Sugarloaf's Winter Festival.  Many members share their love of good music by performing at area retirement, rehab. and nursing centers.

The Chorale has extended its activities to other communities as well. We have participated in concert performances at the United States Military Academy West Point Cadet Choir, performances with the West Point Concert Band, over a dozen performances at the ever famous Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, as well as performing in the Voices of Hope concert, Philadelphia, PA, a memorial to the victims of September 11th Attack on America. Internationally, some of our members have participated in concert performances in Czechoslovakia, Spain, Australia, China, Greece, Austria and France.

If you are interested in joining us for a marvelous artistic experience, please send an email to 

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We rehearse at the Warwick Reformed Church, 16 Maple Ave, Warwick, NY.                                           photo by Ed Bailey