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Fall 2020 Chorus Survey Response Summary

The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report summarizes the general findings of that survey.

Chorus Operations Survey and COVID-19 Impact Report (2020)

The 2020 Chorus Operations Survey Report provides both information on pre-pandemic chorus operations and data that shows the initial impact of COVID-19 on independent nonprofit choruses.

Fall 2020 Chorus Survey Responses: Children and Youth Choruses

The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report provides detailed information on the responses of children and youth choruses.

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Fall 2020 Chorus Survey Responses: Volunteer Choruses with Budgets over $100,000

The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report provides detailed information on the responses of volunteer choruses with budgets over $100,000.

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Fall 2020 Chorus Survey Responses: Volunteer Choruses with Budgets under $100,000

The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report provides detailed information on the responses of volunteer choruses with budgets under $100,000.

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Fall 2020 Chorus Survey Responses: Professional Choruses

The Fall 2020 Chorus Survey collected data on the impact that COVID-19 continues to have on the choral field and how choruses are operating at this point in the pandemic. This report provides detailed information on the responses of professional choruses.

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Reflections on the 2020 U.S. Election: Choruses, This is the Work Ahead

 
A Letter from Catherine Dehoney

President and CEO, Chorus America

 

Dear choral colleagues,

I spent election night watching a movie to keep anxiety at bay, with brief breaks to check on the news. Every update on the vote count felt like another confirmation of the division present in our country and the uncertainty we all face. At one point, my husband Bill turned to me with a tired sigh and said, “Choruses are great, but I don’t think you can sing your way out of this.”  

Choral Field Embraces the Democratic Process

As this article is published, votes are still being counted in the 2020 United States general election - though for months now, the choral field has been using the power of our art to encourage the public to make their voices heard in this much-anticipated event. Our Chorus Impact Study has consistently found that choristers exhibit remarkably high levels of civic leadership, and the projects of these choruses and composers certainly live up to those research findings.

Commemorating the 19th Amendment: Singing about Suffrage and Exploring Intersectionality

“Awake! Awake! Ye sisters all,” is the opening line to the “Suffrage Marching Song,” by Fanny Connable and Florence Livingston Lent, composed in 1914 to benefit the Equal Suffrage Cause. Like many political movements, the suffrage movement was inherently linked with music, making the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment’s ratification a natural programmatic theme. Choruses across the U.S. are honoring this anniversary with new events and commissions featuring women’s voices, including premieres happening this weekend.

A New Way Forward: Responding to Community Needs

In the Summer 2020 issue of Chorus America's magazine, the Voice, we published a number of special features that highlighted the choral community's response in the wake of COVID-19. With in-person performances and rehearsals abruptly taken away, dozens of choral organizations showed their creativity by quickly finding new ways to make music and serve their communities.

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