A look back at WVC's Spring and Summer 2017 season

WVC in concert at Warwick Reformed Church, May 19, 2017 Photo by Ed Bailey

"The Warwick Valley Chorale performed three concerts in May, 'Seeking the Right Path: American Songs.' The concerts, directed by Stanley Curtis and accompanied by Gail Johnson, will present an American choral portrait in anticipation of the Village of Warwick’s sesquicentennial celebration. There will be selections highlighting our nation’s early history, struggles and culture. In addition, the program features a special tribute to the Broadway music of Irving Berlin and George Gershwin." - WVC Press Release, April 16, 2017.

WVC in concert at Warwick Reformed Church, May Photo by Ed Bailey

Alison Stephens of Warwick and Dan Sheinowitz hold the quilt that she won during the intermission when the WVC held its 3rd annual raffle. Gloria Rangel embroidered wild flowers in mason jars as the "focal quilt block"; this is her third donated quilt for the WVC raffle.

Photo by Ed Bailey

Click here to see article in the Warwick Advertiser. Thank you Ed Bailey.

Click here to view and download WVC's Press Release announcing the May 2017 concerts.

Click here for the WVC member information for the Spring 2017 season.


Warwick Valley Chorale Spring 2017 music program

1. Battle Hymn of the Republic -- Howe and Steffe, arr. by P. Wilhousky

2. Tenting Tonight -- W. Kittredge, arr. by J. Beck

3. Soldier Boy -- J. Rutter

5. The Gospel Plow -- arr. by G. Walker

4. Rainbow Round my Shoulder (TB) -- arr. by R. DeCormier

6. Deep River -- arr. by N. Luboff

7. Give Me your Tired Your Poor -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Ringwald

8. (Removed from program.)

9. Anthem of Peace -- arr. by M. Wilberg

10. Comedy Tonight -- S. Sondheim

11. Who Could Ask for Anything More -- G. & I. Gershwin, arr. by J. Althouse

12. Summertime (SA) -- G. & I. Gershwin

13. A Choral Portrait -- I. Berlin, arr. by H. Ades

14. Irving Berlin’s America -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Emerson

15. Anything You Can Do -- I. Berlin, arr. by A. Kerr

16. God Bless America -- I. Berlin, arr. by R. Ringwald

17. You’ll Never Walk Alone -- Rogers & Hammerstein


Some photos from this year's Soirée:

Photos by Chris Hart


Members of the WVC sang Gershwin and Berlin medleys for the residents at the Schervier Pavilion in Warwick on Aug 1, 2017.

Thirteen tenors and basses from the WVC joined members from other local choirs and performed in a MidAmerica Productions concert at Carnegie Hall on Feb. 18, 2017.

About 25 members of the WVC sang in a performance of Gabriel Fauré's Requiem on March 18, 2017, with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and a chorus of about 100 singers from all over Orange Co.

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