For the WVC Members

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

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It's Show Time!

Last rehearsal - December 7th, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

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WVC's 2021 Holiday Concerts

Sunday, Dec 5th - Grace Episcopal Church, Middletown, NY - chorus call is 6:00 pm.

"Chorus call" is the time that you are ready to line up for warming up and final tune up with Dennis.

At Grace Episcopal Church, drop your coat and other belongings in the choir room which is behind the sanctuary. Then take your music and sit in the pews in the sanctuary to await the call to line up on stage for the warm up and tune up before the concert.

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Sunday, Dec 12th - St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, Warwick, NY - chorus call is 6:00 pm.


This concert will be broadcast live over the internet.

Here is the link: Warwick Valley Chorale Christmas Concert

The broadcast will begin at 6:55 pm on the 12th.

A recording of the concert will be available (tba) a few day afterwards.

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COVID Policy for performing in the WVC concerts.

During warmups and the performances, the WVC singers will wear black masks. See Amelia DiCarlo for a mask.

Also, we ask 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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Concert Attire

Men’s dress for the Winter concerts is black tuxedo or black sport jacket and black slacks with white shirt, black bow tie, black socks & shoes. Jackets should be buttoned.

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

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.

Everyone place music in a black music folder or binder.

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Saturday December 11th, 1:00 pm to ~2:00 pm -- Caroling with Santa Claus in Sugar Loaf - Details to be announced.


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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


Some notes:

  • "E'ry time I feel the spirit" and "The Seven Joys of Mary" have been removed from the concert program. (i.e. we're not singing them.)

  • "A Gallery Carol" - sing verses 1, 2, and 3.

  • For the "Sussex Carol", in verses 1, 2, and 4 (on page 48), pay attention to where the choir is in unison and in harmony. Verse 3 (on page 49, on the back), the choir sings in harmony for the entire verse.

  • In "The First Noël", we are doing verses 1, 2, 3 and 8. Pencil in the text to verse 8 on the front (page 54) of the score.

  • Tracks 15 and 16 cover the "Hanukkah Medley". Why two tracks? Here is the difference. Most of this work is in unison. The parts that are NOT are pages 1 - 6, page 12 measures 92 - 94, and page 16 measure 122. So Gail’s track 15 covers the parts that are in harmony. Track 16 covers the unison part starting on page 8 to the end - and, yes, repeats the few measures in harmony on pages 12 and 16. Also note that the page numbers that Gail references are plus sixty above the page #s in our scores. I.e. Her page 72 is our page 12.

  • Some of the Handel scores are missing measure numbers. If one (or both) of your scores are missing measure #s, then pencil in measure #s where needed.

  • Pick up a clean, printed sheet of "Let There be Peace on Earth."


Click here to stream and download Gail's practice tracks and other rehearsal aids for this program.

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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.

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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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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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