Arts and leisure digest

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:18

    Spring Warwick Valley Chorale rehearsals begin Jan. 11 WARWICK — The Warwick Valley Chorale will begin rehearsals for its spring season on Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Warwick Reformed Church. Registration begins at 7 p.m. on Jan. 11, 18 and 25. Rehearsals will follow registration at 7:30 p.m. The chorale is actively seeking new members and auditions are not required. Under the direction of Stanley Curtis, along with accompanist Gail Johnson, the chorale will be preparing to perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers. It has been invited to perform this piece at Lincoln Center-Avery Fisher Hall on Tuesday, April 12. The chorale will also present several local area concerts in May, with the program and venues to be announced at a later date. Call 222-9809 or visit for more information. Twelfth Night celebration to benefit Habitat Tuxedo Park — At 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9, Episcopal choirs and musicians of the Hudson Valley region will perform a holiday repertoire to support the EpiscoBuild program with Newburgh Habitat for Humanity at St. Mary’s Church in Tuxedo Park. Free-will offering will be taken to support the building of their 4th Habitat-Newburgh home, with seasonal refreshments to follow. For more information go to St. Mary’s-in-Tuxedo Web site: Art journals on exhibit at Collage Art Gallery Warwick — Four of Janet Howard-Fatta’s personal art journals will be part of a group exhibit at Collage Gallery in Warwick that opened this week. “These little pocket art journals are 4” x 3.5” and can fit in my back pocket,” the artist said in a press release announcing the show. “They are hand-sewn with a variety of papers. Every page is unique. You are welcome to pick them up and flip through them.” For more on the artist, visit her blog at Collage is open Friday 4-8 p.m., Saturday noon to 8 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Collage is located at 24 Railroad Ave. This exhibit will continue through the month of January. Collage is teamed up with Every Artist Together (E.A.T) and donates 30 percent of its profits to hunger. Air Pirates voted best performing troupe Sugar Loaf — The Air Pirates Radio Theater was voted the Best Performing Troupe of 2010 by the Times Herald-Record. This marks the third time the Pirates have received this honor. The Pirates completed their fourth season at the Lycian Centre and are now planning the fifth to open in March. This season the Pirates will also be touring shows. Not only did the company receive the audiences’ recognition but so did individual members of the company. Paul Ellis, the company’s founder, was voted Best Theater Director, Brian Nieves, the longest member of the Pirates, Best Actor and Alan Andrews, the Air Pirates only official singer, received votes as Best Opera Singer. For information and to order tickets call 469-7563 or visit ‘West Point on the March: World Famous Marches’ performance on Jan. 30 West Point - The United States Military Academy Band, under the direction of Lt. Col. Jim Keene, will present “West Point on the March: World Famous Marches” by Sousa and Friends on Sunday, Jan. 30 at 3 p.m. in West Point’s Eisenhower Hall Theatre. This free event is a program of well-known marches from around the world. Visit for free ticket information. Call 938-2617 or visit for more information. Knights to form a Columbiettes Auxiliary Warwick — The Warwick Valley Knights will host a Lady’s Appreciation Dinner, open to all Catholic women (over the age of 18) on Feb. 12, at 5 p.m. There will be no charge for the dinner, and husbands/boyfriends are welcome to attend. Following dinner, there will be a presentation by the NY State Columbiettes Chapter. The Warwick Valley Knights of Columbus Council 4952 is celebrating its 51st year in the Warwick Township community. For more information visit Unos dos tres catorce: U2 tribute band plays benefit Saturday in Central Valley Central Valley - The Highland Mills Fire Company plays host to 2U, The World’s 2nd Best U2 Show, on Saturday, Jan. 8, starting at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe-Woodbury High School located at 155 Dunderberg Road in Central Valley. Ticket prices for this family-friendly event are $10 each with proceeds benefitting the Wounded Warrior Transition Unit at West Point as well as the Highland Mills Fire Company Scholarship Fund. Tickets may be purchased at the fire house on Monday night from 7 to 9 p.m. The firehouse is located at 455 Route 32 in Highland Mills. Or you can go to