Fall ’20: Healing & Solidarity
First: I miss you all and am thinking of you during these trying times. I know you may have a lot of questions about the fall, including about how we will be able to “choir.”
Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be meeting in a hybrid fashion. In the interest of safety*, all singing will be conducted online, with the aid of accessible technology. Face-to-face interaction, while still directed by everything we love about choral music, will be limited to non-singing activity. As we learn more about COVID-19 in the coming months, we will reintroduce in-person singing, as permitted.
(*SARS-CoV-2 spreads in droplets released in the air by speaking, etc., up to six feet. Singing may multiply the explusion of such aerosolized droplets into the air.)
Like the resilient and resourceful community that we are, we will use this opportunity to process the social events of our time and deeply consider how singing enables us to self-express and communally express so much that we need to feel, but might not be able – and could be detrimental – to feel in isolation.
With a focus on “Healing & Solidarity,” we will explore such questions as:
- What have we experienced and/or learned about ourselves and our communities this summer?
- How have people turned to art to express themselves during periods of uncertainty or upheaval? How do we? How might we do so together?
Questions? I’m just an e-mail away! And of course, I welcome any and all of YOUR ideas about how we can shape this semester to be what Y’ALL need.
So, so looking forward to being with you all soon.
Yours in song,