Our Allegro and Avanti choristers had fun performing some of their Winter Showcase items for one May Our Cantini girls had fun learning their new concert repertoire through a solfa ladder game! Happy Mother's Day to all of the gorgeous mothers in our community.
A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal. Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead
Choir practice turns fatal. Coronavirus is to blame - Los Angeles Times
With the coronavirus quickly spreading in Washington state in early March, leaders of the Skagit Valley Chorale debated whether to go ahead with weekly rehearsal. Sixty singers showed up. A greeter offered hand sanitizer at the door, and members refrained from the usual hugs and handshakes. Nearly three weeks later, 45 have been diagnosed with COVID or ill with the symptoms , at least three have been hospitalized, and two are dead.
Girl’s Quest to Sing With Berlin’s Boys’ Choir Is Dashed
Abbie Conant, an American trombonist who is now a professor of trombone at the state conservatory in Trossingen, in the Black Forest region of Germany, said that what was at stake in the Berlin case was more than just the right to sing: It was about granting girls the same access to music education that can shape their lives and careers. While women in classical music have made progress, she added in a phone interview from her home in New Mexico before the verdict, there is still a gap. The 9-year-old girl, whose identity has been withheld under German law because she is a minor, has a voice that causes patrons in a cafe in Germany to pause when she breaks out in a traditional Christmas carol. She first tried to enter the choir in but was denied. In March, the choir invited the girl to sing before a selection committee, but the choirmaster, Kai-Uwe Jirka, judged the girl to not be good enough.
Also on Tuesday morning, in Germany, the St. Thomas Boys Choir of Leipzig, which dates back to , sang the music of Bach, its former leader. And at a younger St. Garrett said in a telephone interview.