Registration is now closed.
Barbara and the Whitehorse Community Choir board members are currently developing the plan for the upcoming fall season. We have requested guidance from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and, in the absence of a response from them at this time, we are proceeding in a cautious but progressive manner. We will provide updated information as it becomes available.
There are three choirs planned for this fall with 20 members each, which reflects current operational plans at Whitehorse United Church and Yukon Arts Centre (YAC). All choirs are unauditioned.
Monday at Whitehorse United Church:
Wednesday at Whitehorse United Church:
Sunday rehearsals (all choirs) at Whitehorse United Church:
Live rehearsals will start on Monday, September 13 (one week after Labour Day). Regular rehearsals will continue until Monday, November 29 inclusive, at which time we move into daily pre-performance rehearsals at the YAC. We are hoping for live performances at the YAC on Friday December 3 and Saturday December 4, in keeping with YAC’s requirements. If the situation forces us to change how we rehearse or perform, choir members will be the first to know!!!
ALL choirs will work on four songs each. Depending on the COVID situation and public health requirements, all choirs will either perform one song together live or will record one additional song. Things may change as we proceed through the term. Barbara says that she will not be requiring memorization from any of the choirs!
As in the past, there will be a participation fee for singers – this helps us keep the lights on! The fee for each choir is $125.00; there will be a $10.00 reduction for "early bird" registrants. Registration for the fall term is now open! Sign up here.
As explained above, each of the three choirs will have a maximum of 20 singers. If registration for a choir exceeds 20 people, we will create a waiting list so that we can include another singer should someone drop out or change choirs.
You can join more than one choir, as long as there’s room. Barbara will also review all registrations to ensure that each choir has the vocal balance to make choirs the best they can be. If she wants to move you from one choir to another, she will contact you directly to discuss this with you.
Given the importance of vaccines in reducing the chances of contracting COVID and limiting its effects, we strongly encourage all participants in our choirs to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before rehearsals begin.
We will also maintain the Safe 6 Plus 1 guidelines while rehearsing and performing. This includes wearing masks and singing in a physically distanced configuration. If you need help finding a singing mask, ask Barbara or any of the board members for guidance on where to find one. Board members are listed below.
Lastly, we ask that you stay home from rehearsal and get tested if you have any of the symptoms of COVID.
Working together in these ways means we can all enjoy singing while staying safe. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected]