For the WVC Members

WVC's Spring 2022 season.

Its Show Time -- May 20th!!

Don't forget to contact Marie Reubenstahl about attending the potluck supper (see below) and tell Marie what you plan to bring,

See Regina about ordering a CD ($15) of the Warwick concert, if you would like one.

And also, make sure you tell Melissa Tidd that you are planning on attending (and singing) at the baseball game on Aug 28. (see below)

Chorus Call Times: arrive at the venues before the Chorus Call so that you are ready to line up and tune up for the concert:

Friday, May 20th, Goshen Christian Reformed Church: 6:00 pm.

Sunday, May 22nd, St. Stephen RC Church: 3:00 pm.

Sunday's concert will be streamed from this address:

https://venue.streamspot.com/event/MzIxNTI3Nw==

Click Here for maps and directions to these venues.

What should we wear for the Spring concerts?

Men’s dress for our Spring concerts is black tuxedo or black sport jacket and slacks with white shirt (black bow tie, black socks & shoes; jackets should be buttoned).

For women, a floor-length black dress or a floor- length black skirt and blouse, long-sleeved or 3⁄4 length-sleeved; black stockings, comfortable black shoes, no eye-catching jewelry or anything else that would draw the audience’s attention to you.

Everyone also will need a black music folder.

Is it okay to wear cologne to performances?

Please, no! We have members with a variety of allergies, so please don’t wear cologne, perfume, strong aftershave, scented hairspray, or anything else that might make the singer behind you wheeze or sneeze. Deodorant, however, is recommended.

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WVC's post-season pot luck dinner, Tuesday, May 24th.

The potluck supper will be Tuesday 5/24, 7:00 pm, at the St. Stephen/St. Edward School's cafeteria. The school is next to the church. This is the same place we have had the potluck in the past.

Family members or friends are welcome to join you. Remember to bring a ready-to-serve dish of your choice. We don't have use of the ovens or range to cook things. As always, we don't use the cafeteria's plates, bowls, cutlery etc., so you will need to pack those, too.

Chorale will provide coffee and tea (and milk, sugar & other sweeteners), but other beverages are up to you. (No alcoholic beverages, please.)

If you have a question about the potluck, see Marie Ruebenstahl, who is in charge of it.

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COVID Policy for attending the WVC concerts.

During performances, the Warwick Valley Chorale asks that audience members follow NYS guidelines for COVID safety as well as those of the individual venue: Masks are required for unvaccinated persons, and highly recommended for vaccinated persons. Please maintain social distancing, although family groups may sit together without distancing.

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For rehearsals Covid Protocols are in place - until further notice.

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Listen to and download practice tracks for "The Wings of a Dove", click here.

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Click here to listen to and download practice tracks for this season's program.


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Concert announcement in the Warwick Advertiser: Click here.

Concert announcement in the Photo News: Click here.


News ==> Betty and Scott Curtis are planning a Memorial for Stanley on Sunday, June 12, at 1 PM, and we (WVC) are invited to participate.

The location will be the Bullville Park, 612 Lybolt Road, Bullville NY 10941. Bullville is north of Middletown, about half way to Pine Bush.

Click here for a map and directions to Bullville Park.


We will be performing two very special songs by Gwyneth Walker – “Down to the River to Pray”, which we commissioned from Dr. Walker and premiered in 2015, and “On the Wings of a Dove”, which she dedicated to Stanley after his death from COVID in 2020 and we will be premiering at our May concerts. Dennis will be conducting with Gail accompanying.


If you are a former member who would like to join us for this performance, especially if you already know “Down to the River,” please let us know. Further details, such as rehearsal times, will be posted as they become available.

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The Spring 2022 progam includes a new Gwyneth Walker compostion "The Wings of a Dove" which she dedicated to Stanley Curtis. Click here for info about this work and to download a score. Scores are available at rehearsal. (Note: the printer did not include the cover page and inside cover page which has Gwyneth's notes and a listing of the the poem that she set to music. This cover page can be viewed, printed and/or downloaded below: "The Wings of a Dove_Cover page".)

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Save this date: August 28, 2022, 2:00 pm. WVC members will be singing 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. (See map for location and directions.)


Tickets are $15 a person; you may also bring friends and family with that price. A ticket includes a Renegades hat. Children 3 and under that can sit on someone's lap are free.


Please let VP Melissa Tidd know if you are intending on participating in this event. She would appreciate payment for the tickets before our May concerts. You can always email her (melissa.tidd@warwickvalleychorale.org) to indicate that you will be attending. She needs to give the final roster and tickets payment to the Renegades staff around August 5. More info to come!

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

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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: savazoo@hotmail.com

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Warwick Valley Chorale is on facebook: Like us here!

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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!

Love,

Gail"

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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.

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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

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

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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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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.

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

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

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