Warwick Emish, voted “Best Band in the Hudson Valley” for the second consecutive year, will be featured on Friday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Warwick Valley Winery. The concert, “A Voice Raising,” is the fourth annual fall fundraiser for Warwick’s community youth choir, Jubilate. Other local talent appearing will be E’lissa Jones, Foley Road, and Jubilate. Established in 2006, Jubilate is directed by David Crone and assistant director/accompanist Steven Wing. Several different and overlapping choir experiences are offered: two treble choirs, a small ensemble liturgical choir, a young men’s chorus, and an SATB festival chorus. The choir performed Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall in April, Rutter’s Mass of the Children with the Classic Choral Society in May, and has performed at numerous houses of worship and local events. Ticket prices are: $40/$45 at the door for adults (21 and over); and $30/$35 at the door for students. Open wine/soft drink bar and light snacks are included. Seating is limited; call 986-9964 to purchase tickets.
Who’s playing? Emish (www.EmishMusic.com) is made up of musicians Bobby Curreri (lead vocals, guitar); Christy Halligan Brown (fiddle, mandolin, vocals); Jennifer Curreri (flute, whistle, trumpet, vocals); Tom Muro (drums, percussion); Kevin McComb (bass, guitar,vocals); and Mike Goliber (sound technician, bass). They play traditional Irish tunes, some of their own original pieces, and classic Irish ballads. Emish calls itself “Celtic rock with an edge. E’lissa Jones (www.ElissaJones.com) is a professional singer, songwriter, violinist, pianist, and guitarist with a catalogue of over 250 original songs. E’lissa tours the Hudson Valley with her band members Mickey Kopchak (bass); Julio Rosaly (guitar); Mark McNutt (guitar); and Michael Hickey (drums). Foley Road (www.FoleyRoad.com) has performed in Rockland, Bergen and Westchester counties. Members James Weatherstone (electric and acoustic guitar, vocals) and Kurt Emmerich (acoustic guitar, harmonica, vocals), both of Warwick, draw from the classics of rock and roll as well as songs of more recent or obscure artists.