For the WVC Members

Warwick Valley Chorale's Fall 2022 Season

Good show Sunday afternoon at Goshen CRC!

Last rehearsal of the season, Tuesday, 12/6.

Concert at Grace Episcopal Church, Friday, 12/9, Chorus Call 6:00 pm.

Caroling in Sugar Loaf, Saturday 12/10, 1:00 pm. (See below.)

Concert at St. Stephens RC Church, Sunday 12/11, Chorus Call 2:00 pm.

Reception after the concert.

Click here for maps and directions to venues for WVC's December 2022 concerts.

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See the concert program list below.

Both of our Sunday concerts will be streamed live!

Go to WVC's home page for links to these streamed concerts.

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See below to download and print this concert flier.

Click here for maps and directions to venues for WVC's December 2022 concerts.

Concert Calls:

These are the times that you need to be at the venues and ready to line up and tune up for the concert:

Friday, Dec 9, 6:00 pm at Grace Episcopal Church.

Sunday, Dec 11, 2:00 pm at St. Stephen RC Church.



As you might imagine, COVID protocols continue to be a challenge. At this point, we are requesting that you please be considerate of others and wear a mask during rehearsals. Please allow for "social distancing" while sitting in the pews. That policy may change as the season progresses.


Stay tuned here and to WVC's FaceBook page for more information.


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What should we wear for the Winter concerts?

Men’s dress for our Winter 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 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.

Music goes into your black music folder.

Is it okay to wear cologne to the 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 a singer standing/sitting near you wheeze or sneeze. Deodorant, however, is recommended.

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Program for the Warwick Valley Chorale's Fall 2022 Concerts

(In concert order)

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

Intermission

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


Notes:

  1. “Dixit Dominus” and “For Unto Us a Child is Born” were removed from the program.

  2. In “Hanukkah Shalom” - the “Part I” will be for the Sopranos and Tenors and “Part II” will be for the Altos and Basses.

  3. Turn in your music at the start of the Spring 2023 season - mid-January.

You can download and print this program, see box below.

All of Gail's practice tracks have been uploaded to this web site.

Use these links to listen and/or download these practice tracks, plus there are tracks of songs from previous WVC concerts and links to YouTube videos of many of the songs in our program.


Click here to stream and/or download practice tracks for this program.

Click here to listen to songs in our program that WVC performed in the past!

Click here to access YouTube videos of many of the songs in the program.


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Important Information about WVC's Fall 2022 Season

for you to view, print and download.

(No, you don't have to sign in anywhere to access these files!)

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More fun for WVC carolers. Thank you Gail Johnson for making these arrangements:

Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 11:00 - 1:00

Old Lumberyard Shops, 115 7th Street, Milford, PA 18337

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

We will sing outdoors in the Old Lumberyard Shops courtyard from 11:00 - 11:45, then take a break at John's of Arthur Avenue, where we will be treated to pizza, then sing another set outdoors.

Gail reports that we will be singing under a tent, so this event is on rain or shine!

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Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 1:00 - 2:00

Annual caroling at Sugar Loaf.

Meet at Sugar Loaf United Methodist Church, 1387 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

We will walk around the town, caroling in many of the shops, and perhaps take a ride in the horse-drawn carriage.


For both of these events, dress in weather-appropriate clothing, with as much festive red and green as possible.

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


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

our Warwick friends with festive songs of the season.

See last year's article about this traditional event.

WVC Carollers on Warwick's Railroad Green, Nov 20, 2022

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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 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.

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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.

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Concert announcement in the Warwick Advertiser: Click here.

Concert announcement in the Photo News: Click here.

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

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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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