For the WVC Members

The Warwick Valley Chorale will participate in a special concert: Honoring Stanley Curtis through Song, to be held on June 4th at 3:00 pm in the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the campus of SUNY Orange in Middletown.  Admission is free.

See the announcement on SUNY Orange's web site: 

Maps and directions to Orange Hall at SUNY Orange

The program for this concert will be taken from our Spring 2023 program plus Gwyneth Walker's The Wings of a Dove

Here is an email from President Zoey Savale on May 21st: 

"Hello, singers!

            We are rehearsing this Tuesday, May 23, for our concert at SUNY Orange on June 4, at the usual place and time (the Reformed Church at 7:30 pm). 

            Bring all your music, and if you have a copy of “Wings of a Dove,” please bring that, too.  If you don’t have a copy, it is available on our website (on the Members page) to download and print. We will also have some copies that we can lend you.

            Our program will be the same, except:  (1) For Beethoven, we will sing ONLY the Sanctus.  (2) In the middle of the program, between the Brahms and the “Fiddler on the Roof” medley, we'll add “The Wings of a Dove.”  We will practice that piece on Tuesday.

            The concert itself will begin at 3:00 pm. Your call time is any time between 1:30 and 2:00. Please aim for 1:30 if you are not familiar with the college campus, parking lots, etc. The Richards Theatre is in Orange Hall, located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue), Middletown 10940. Free Parking is in lot #1, which is adjacent to Orange Hall."

Email from Gwyneth Walker on May 23:  

"I am so glad that my music continues to be part of the Warwick Valley Chorale repertoire. This has been a gratifying collaboration for me over the years.

Please relay my fond greetings to Zoey and everyone else!

Best wishes -- Gwyneth "

What to wear:  concert dress that we wore at our concerts in May.  Music in a black folder/binder.

Click here to find the score, practice tracks and a recording of WVC's performance of The Wings of a Dove.

Here is the "Music Program and Practice Tracks" page for the Spring program.


Note from Gail, May 16:

"Dear WVC Members,

What a joy to be a part of this season's glorious performances!  What magnificent voices!   And, now I have a beautiful reminder when I look out my window!  Thank you for the flowers and for sharing your talent with Orange County!

Love,  Gail "

Take me out to the ball game!

V.P. Melissa Tidd has done her magic and arranged a date for WVC to perform at a Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game. ( )   Sunday, July 16, for the 2:05 game at Heritage Financial Park (formerly Dutchess Stadium) in Wappingers Falls, NY.

Again we will be singing the National Anthem and God Bless America 

Family and friends who want to watch are the same price. 

Melissa's update on May 10th: 

" Hi, everyone.

Thank you to those who have reached out to me already regarding the Hudson Valley Renegades baseball game on Sunday, July 16 at 2:05. If you can, please let me know by the potluck on May 16 what your intentions are. Again, tickets are $14 each. Children under 3 that can sit on one's lap are free. It's okay if you can't pay right now or are still not sure. I would like to have an estimated headcount. The deposit is due around June 26th. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!    Melissa "


The concert at St. Stephen RC Church can be viewed here 

(the music starts at 23:00 minutes in)


View the concert at Goshen CR Church here


The Spring concerts, "Three B's, Old and New," featured Beethoven's Mass in C Major.  The music 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.


Stay tuned to this page as well as to WVC's FaceBook page for more information.


Documents for Spring 2023


The Warwick Valley Chorale welcomes new members!

No auditions required.

If you are interested in joining us and would like to share our love of music and singing, please send an email to Zoey Savale:


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A look back at WVC's Fall 2022 Season:


Program for the Warwick Valley Chorale's Fall 2022 Concerts

Christmas Fanfare                                                               Joseph M. Martin

Rejoice, Beloved Christians          Dietrich Buxtehude; ed. by C. Dickinson

Every Valley                                                                          John Ness Beck

Dona Nobis Pacem from Missa Brevis                                     W. A. Mozart

Hodie Fanfare                                                                     Sally K. Albrecht


To Shorten Winter’s Sadness              Thomas Weelkes; arr. by John Leavitt

Winter Wonderland                              Smith & Bernard; arr. by Andy Beck

Various Themes on “Fa-La-La”                                Arr. by Chuck Bridwell

Evening Prayer and Dream Pantomime     Humperdink; arr. by  Wilhousky

Hanerot Halalu                               Baruch J. Cohon; arr. by Blanche Chass

A Feast of Lights                                                                  Frederick Silver

Hanukkah Shalom                                                       Arr. by Dan Schwartz

Do You Hear What I Hear?           Regney & Shayne; arr. by Harry Simone

The Snow Lay on the Ground                                    Arr. by Robert Wetzler

Away in A Manger               William J. Kirkpatrick; arr. by Eugene Englert

Angels We Have Heard on High                                  Arr. by Lloyd Larson

Hallelujah Chorus                                                                      G. F. Handel


Important Information about WVC's Fall 2022 Season

for you to view, print and download.

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Email from Gail Johnson, Dec 13, 2022:

"Dear WVC Singers,

Thank you all for the beautiful centerpiece (see photo) and generous gift card to The Landmark Inn.  I thoroughly enjoyed all three sounded wonderful!  

Wishing you a joyous holiday season filled with beautiful memories and good health!




More fun events by WVC singers in the Fall of 2022:


Caroling in Warwick: Home for the Holidays, Sunday, Nov. 20th. 

The chilly air didn't stop these WVC carolers from warming the hearts of 

our Warwick friends with festive songs of the season.

See last year's article about this traditional event.

WVC Carolers on Warwick's Railroad Green, Nov. 20, 2022.

WVC Carolers Love Warwick's Home for the Holidays!


Saturday, December 3, 2022:

Part of "Light Up Milford," a town-wide event.

We sang outdoors in the Old Lumberyard Shops courtyard.

Chilly day, warm fire, carols in the air.

Caroling with Santa in Milford, PA.

Jamie Lynne is always in a festive mood.


Saturday, December 10, 2022:  Carolling in Sugar Loaf, NY:

Always a good time!


A Look Back at WVC's Spring & Summer 2022 Season

WVC at Hudson River Renegades

Take me out to the ball game:  August 28, 2022.  WVC members sang our national anthem and God Bless America at Dutchess Stadium, Wappinger Falls, NY, before and at the 7th inning stretch of a baseball game of the Hudson Valley Renegades.   


Visits to local nursing homes and retirement centers.

On  July 12th and 19th, about a dozen members of the Warwick Valley Chorale visited six area nursing homes and retirement centers.  Led by conductor, Dennis English, and accompanied by Gail Johnson, the WVC group performed the following program at each of the facilities: 

The Star-Spangled Banner

Give My Regards to Broadway

Nelly Bly

Over the Rainbow

Oh! Susanna  

Irving Berlin's America - entire medley, including God Bless America

There were many expressions of appreciation from the residents and staff for the show - being the first time since the start of the Covid pandemic that an outside group had entertained them.

Two of our favorite Gwyneth Walker songs:

Click here for info about The Wings of a Dove.  See below to view and download a score

Listen The Wings of a Dove and Down to the River to Pray, click here.


Concert announcement in the Warwick Advertiser:  Click here. 

Concert announcement in the Photo News:  Click here. 


View or download and print information about WVC's 2022 Spring season.


A Look Back at WVC's Fall 2021 Season

WVC in concert at St. Stephen RC Church on Dec. 12, 2021.

to download, print or forward this holiday concert flier see the "View ..." box below.

Email from President Zoey Savale, Dec. 13, 2021: 

"Hi everyone - What a couple of splendid concerts!  I love watching our members all pull together (on stage and off) to make music. There were quite literally so many individual members who did extra work that I don't have room to mention them all here... but please know that each of you was noticed, and deeply appreciated, for all those extra tasks that you did so well, and for your beautiful voices.  Amazing!"

Note from Accompanist Gail Johnson, Dec 13, 2021: 

"Dear WVC Members,

You were wonderful last night!  It's great to be able to SEE you!  I always have a front row seat to HEAR you, but have never had the pleasure to watch you until now!

I also want to thank you for the gifts presented to me after the concert; the gorgeous Peace Lily, the stunning wooden serving platter, the festive bottle of wine, the two precious snowflake ornaments (Silent Snowfall!), and the generous gift certificate to Delancey's Restaurant.  

I truly miss our Summer Soirees and whole-heartedly hope we can get together this year!

Wishing you all a Joyful Holiday Season!




WVC's 2nd 2021 Holiday Concerts

Sunday, Dec 12th - St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Warwick, NY.

This concert was broadcast live over the internet.  

Here is the link to view the concert:    Warwick Valley Chorale Christmas Concert

(The audio is absent from the 1st few minutes of the recording.)

Tom Veneble has made a sound recording of this consert.

CDs are available.


Warwick Valley Chorale_Christmas Concert - 1.mp4
Warwick Valley Chorale_Christmas Concert -2.mp4

Program for the Warwick Valley Chorale's

2021 Holiday Concerts

 1.  Here We Come A-Caroling.                                                  arr. by Molly Ijames

 2.  Coventry Carol

 3.  A Gallery Carol

 4.  Rocking

 5.  Sussex Carol

 6.  The First Noel

 8.  Feel the Spirit - Steal away (pg 10)                                             arr. by J. Rutter

 9.  Feel the Spirit - When the saints go marching in (pg 44)                        “

10.  ’Twas the night before Christmas.                                       arr. by Harry Simeone 

11.  Dona Nobis Pacem                                                                    by J. S. Bach

12.  Baby, It’s Cold Outside                                            by F. Loesser, arr. by K. Shaw

13.  Sleigh Ride                                                     by L. Anderson, arr. by T. Anderson

14.  (SSA) Silent Snowfall                                                               by Laura Farnell

14.  (TB) Parade of the Wooden Soldiers                                         arr. by Greg Gilpin

15.  The Hanukkah Medley (pg 1-6 & 12 & 16)                                  P.A. Murtha

16.  The Hanukkah Medley (pg 8 -26)                                                           “

17.  Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming                                             edited by Alice Parker

19.  Pachelbel Canon in D                                                         arr. by Noel Goemanne

20.  Joy to the World!                                                                        arr. by John Rutter

21.  For Unto us a Child is Born                                                       G. F. Handel

22.  Hallelujah!                                                                                 G. F. Handel

23.  {encore} Let There be Peace on Earth                                      arr. Gail Johnson


View or download and print information about WVC's 2021 Fall season.


On November, 21, 2021, members of the WVC carolled through downtown Warwick 

as part of "Home for the Holidays".

See the article in the Warwick Advertiser.


Caroling with Santa Claus in Sugar Loaf 

Saturday, December 11, 2021.

It may have been a little drizzley, but that didn't dampen our spirit!


  1 in 6 Americans sings in a choir

 — and they're healthier for it

 Click here to find out why.


Your Brain and Singing: 

Why Singing in a Choir Makes You Happier

Click here to check out this article.

Thank you to Eloise Ham for bringing this article to our attention.


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.


To celebrate their 75th anniversary, the WVC commissioned America's favorite composer, Gwyneth Walker, for this arrangement of Down to the River to Pray, which was premiered at their December 2015 concerts.


We practiced and made it back -  May 2010, May 2016, April 2018,  and June 2019!


Click Here and take a look back at the WVC's last several seasons.


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