Jamestown RI Community Chorus

Great Choral Singing Since 1949

Singing In a Chorus in a Pandemic

The chorus began rehearsals on Monday, February 7 at the Jamestown Recreation Center. At time of writing we are confident in the declining COVID-19 numbers. Hopefully, we can get back to normal but it is wonderful to sing together even under certain conditions.

We are using socially-distanced seating in a large ‘sawtooth’ oval, that is, two rings of singers in 6′ equilateral triangles. In addition, all members have provided proof of vaccination and, for the time being, we are wearing masks. We employ two DIY air filters constructed our of high-grade air filters (MERV-13) and leave them running on low on the inside of the ovals and them turn them up for five minute air exchanges. The director and accompanist stand in the middle of the concentric ovals. And, of course, the gym at the local rec center is necessary to spread out like this.

The positivity rate continues to drop daily but we are more concerned with the health of our singers than we are with moving too quickly too soon.

We are preparing music from the anthology “Five Centuries of Choral Music” in preparation for our May concerts. In addition, we’ll prepare “Sleep” by Eric Whitacre to provide “Six Centuries of Choral Music.”

Call 401-423-1574 for further information.

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P.O. Box 602
Jamestown, RI 02835

JCC Members - This is the book we will be using starting in January 2022. Please note - VOLUME ONE. G. Schirmer's "Five Centuries of Choral Music" ISBN: 9781423439516

The Jamestown Community Chorus is a non-profit organization that exists to promote choral singing in our community. Please send along a tax-deductible donation to: JCC, PO Box 602, Jamestown, RI 02835 and thank you!

Check out some vocal warm-up exercises - https://jamestownchorus.com/warm-up-exercises/

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