This summer the Columbia Choirs Board of Trustees, along with our Leadership and wonderful Choir Conductors, have been working hard to plan for our 2020-2021 Choir Season to start in September. Due to our local health guidelines and the actions of our local schools, we have decided that our choirs begin our 37th Season in the virtual format.
Our weekly rehearsals/instruction and our performances will remain virtual at least through December. Moving into Winter we will continue to assess the health guidelines to make sure we are returning to in-person rehearsals only when it is safe. The Leadership of Columbia Choirs has made clear throughout this decision process that the safety for our singers and their families is paramount.
We are so fortunate that this past Spring our musical staff was able to lead us into a new way of singing and growing together through virtual rehearsals. This summer our conductors have been meeting and planning new ways to virtually present a variety of additional activities that will keep our singers growing as musicians and as creative-beings.
Here is a message from Steve Stevens, our Founder-Artistic Director regarding this planning:
During all of this stalled uncertainty, one thing moving forward is the Columbia Choirs music staff. We, as a staff, learned a lot from last Spring’s experience with our online sessions! Our amazing directors are working enthusiastically, preparing resources and creating rehearsals designed to capture your imagination when our fast paced online, Zoom sessions resume in September.
This fall an emphasis will be placed on even more variety, mixing more social interaction and games into our outstanding music instruction. Along with the games and social interaction, you and your friends in choir will work toward a fun singing project to be premiered in an online December concert/event presented by Columbia Choirs. Our goal is that you will enjoy yourself so much seeing your friends, singing and playing! We are looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again. We’ve missed you!
We have a lot of fun things planned for this season and we are excited for another year of singing together in choir. Enroll Today!
Lars Myren, President
Steve Stevens, Founder-Artistic Director
Kathryn Daines, Choir Administrator