Since we can’t safely bring everyone to our churches and concert halls, we gathered the Upper Valley choral ensembles for a virtual performance together to celebrate the season. The choral directors introduced pieces live, and we got to hear music from the North Country Chordsmen, the VoxStars, Harmony Night, Bel Canto, Cantabile, the Handel Society, North Chapel Choir, the NH Troubadours, Full Circle, the Juneberry Chorus and many more! We were thrilled with the audience, which hit more than 250 people at one point, with an active and joyful live chat. Click through to YouTube to watch the concert recording.
Sing together – but apart – but together!
CAFUV and area ensembles VoxStars, North Country Chordsman, Harmony Night Community Choir, and Zoomberry were featured in this article in the Valley News on October 10, 2020. It highlighted efforts to test the Driveway Choir system, which enables choruses to rehearse, and potentially even perform, at a distance, using radio technology to bring the voices together without the delays of the Internet.
“We want to fund projects that are aimed at keeping music going in any form under the restrictions of COVID-19 and are willing to put money toward experimenting with different ideas,” said Johanna Evans, CAFUV president. “We’re hoping one of the possible things we can do with this Driveway Choir is to have one of these systems available for church choirs to use that can be recorded and played during services.”
For more information about the system and how your ensemble could participate, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creativity in the face of the pandemic
Some of you have already started sending us ideas about how CAFUV can help choruses during this time when we need singing the most – thank you for your ideas, and keep them coming! You can help us help you all stay connected by “liking” the CAFUV Facebook page and tagging us in your posts if you’d like us to help spread the word about what your chorus is up to. We hope that, once we’ve all got concerts scheduled again, this will become a great resource for all of the Upper Valley singers to keep tabs on singing opportunities and events in the area.
Support Choral Arts
As a not-for-profit arts organization, the Choral Arts Foundation of the Upper Valley can only do the work it does through the support of many generous people. Our volunteer board is thankful for any help you can give. Thank you to our 2019 donors!
Music lovers who wish to financially support CAFUV should know that their donations to CAFUV are tax-deductible and are used solely to support choral music. There are two options for contributing:
- Download this donation form and mail a check to Choral Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 716, Hanover, NH 03755
- Click on the donate button below to use your credit card to make a contribution.
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We are starting an email list to let people know about CAFUV’s activities and the choral action taking place around the Upper Valley. If you’re interested in hearing from us, please give us your address!