Conductor and Accompanist
Dennis English, Conductor
Dennis and his wife, Julie, moved to Warwick in 2003 and on the advice of their realtor Dennis joined the Warwick Valley Chorale. After singing in many venues in New York City (opera, theatre, concert) it was a special treat to join such a quality chorale under the exceptional leadership of Stanley Curtis.
Gail Johnson, Accompanist
Gail Johnson Photo by Ed Bailey
Gail enjoyed a 33-year career teaching elementary vocal music in Rockville Centre, LI; Union Springs, NY; and Middletown, NY. Gail is a graduate of Ithaca College, earning degrees in Music Education and studying piano with George King Driscoll. She also attended the Manhattan School of Music, Preparatory Division, and studied privately with J. Dennis Starin. Currently, Gail is organist and choir director at the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Middletown, NY. Gail accompanied the Warwick Valley Chorale, under the direction of the late Stanley Curtis, for more than 25 years. She teaches private piano and accompanies in many venues. Gail's position as Secretary of the Greater Middletown Interfaith Council has afforded her many opportunities to produce fundraisers highlighting the vast musical talents from local places of worship.