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Rehearsal Guide: Choral Singing in the Time of COVID-19

Tim Seelig, artistic director of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, has written a user guide to help choruses think through rehearsal considerations in the time of COVID-19.

The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Relaxing the Tongue

The practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark demonstrates how to train the powerful tongue muscle to cooperate with rather than hinder the singing process.

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.”  

Choruses and COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

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Chorus America continues to track news and collect information about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners. This page serves as our central hub of information to help you stay informed and weather the storm. We're here for you, and we'll help you make it through this crisis.

 

Singing and Reopening Safely in the Time of the Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus will be with us in North America for some time. In order to help guide choruses as they make plans to resume operations as safely and with the most information at hand as possible, Chorus America will continue to gather resources and collaborate with leading experts to make sense of the latest research and recommendations.

How We Move Forward: Finding a Way Amid Uncertainty and Loss

 
A Letter from Catherine Dehoney

President and CEO, Chorus America

 

Dear friends,

Our community was hit very hard by the information in a webinar presented by Chorus America and some of our colleague organizations on Tuesday, “What Do Science and Data Say about the Near Term Future of Singing.” We’ve heard and read your reactions expressing strong emotions: grief, disbelief, anger, and—in some cases—steely determination to find a way forward. We share those emotions too.

New Choral Broadcasts to Get Us Through COVID-19

Preparing for Potential Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

*UPDATE: We are using new link for our latest updates. Please visit this link for our most up-to-date resources and information on COVID-19.

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Chorus America is tracking news and collecting information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from our members and partners. While the spread and impact of the virus is not fully known, we encourage choruses to prepare for how the situation might affect your organization and any upcoming events. 

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