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A Message from Our Board — April 2021

In past years, the beginning of spring meant that our spring concerts were almost here.  As a Chorale, we were fine-tuning our parts and working to perfect our timing and phrasing in preparation for our concert performances. While safety issues of Covid-19 prevent us from performing our spring concerts this year, we have used this time to create a plan for the 2021-2022 season, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Dates when rehearsals will begin for both the fall and spring season
  • Dates, times, and venues for our annual fall and spring concerts
  • Concert music selection and review
  • Fundraising projects

We are excited about being able to plan for future concerts again and will share the specifics of the plan with our members when we learn from federal and state medical authorities that it is safe for us to sing and perform together again.  Meanwhile, we will continue fine-tuning our plan so it will be ready to share with our members at that time. 

For now, the Chorale will continue meeting virtually on the first day of each month, and our board will continue meeting monthly, also virtually, to prepare for a new singing season.  As we receive updated information, we will publish it here, so keep checking back each month to learn what is new for the Northeast Piedmont Chorale. 

A Message from Our Board — February/March 2021

It is hard to believe that a year has passed since we learned of Covid-19 — a full year since we have been able to sing together, and what a year it has been! One year ago, we learned that Covid-19 was a highly communicable and deadly virus, affecting people throughout the world. This tiny germ changed our lives in so many ways and taught us how much we depend on each other in difficult and uncertain times. To say that 2020 was a difficult year is an understatement. The good news, however, is that 2021 promises to be a much better year thanks to the Herculean efforts of scientists around the world. With vaccines becoming more and more available, the day when we can once again sing together is nearer and nearer. Until that time, our members will continue to meet via Zoom on the first Monday of every month to share news and celebrate events together. Our board will also continue meeting monthly to take care of Chorale business, prepare for a new singing season, and monitor reports from medical experts to learn when we will once again be able to sing together safely.  

Keep checking here monthly for more information from our board.  

Chorale Awaits Chance To Gather Again

Whether you are a member of the Northeast Piedmont Chorale, someone who is considering singing with our group, one of our audience members who wonders where we are, or one of many generous donors just checking on us, you’ve come to the best place to get the latest information!

The NPC is taking a hiatus from rehearsing and performing as we have joined choirs worldwide in exercising caution to keep our members and audiences safe during the pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19. We suspended our rehearsals early in March 2020, and our 2020 concerts were cancelled along with our Spring 2021 concerts. Our hearts are broken, but we have been putting safety first.

More details are in our June 8, 2020, post titled “A Message from the Board.” But, in short, scientists and medical experts have been sharing critical information about the spread of the virus through singing. Our board easily concluded that there really is no safe way for choirs to rehearse together until there is an effective vaccine or treatment. Likewise, attending public performances of any kind puts our audience at risk. Since that posting, we’re pleased to report progress is being made. Vaccines are now being administered, and there is hope that the wait to return to singing (and a more normal life!) is coming to an end sooner rather than later.

In lieu of rehearsals, our Board of Directors has been very busy during this time, meeting regularly through teleconferences to discuss when it will be safe for us to resume rehearsals and plan our next events. Our singers have also been gathering via teleconferences during the pandemic as we all eagerly await a return to singing for our great audiences.

We would love to hear from all of you who have a love for singing and for our Chorale. You are invited to email your ideas to info@npchorale.org. 

This paragraph, from a previous post on this website, bears repeating again right here: In “these uncertain times,” we can still be certain of this: the music we love, the gifts we share, and the family with whom we share it are still vital and relevant and present. If distance is the only thing that separates us, we’re blessed. We will still be a singing family. We share our voices, our struggles, our time and our talents to bring joy to audiences who love and appreciate the same beautiful art form that we offer. Through this time, individually and corporately, we will learn, we will sing, we will work, and we will grow. For now, our path may not be clear, but our purpose and our destination is sharply in focus: We WILL do this again, and we will do it better than ever!

We eagerly await the day!

Spring Season 2020 – Concerts Cancelled

Up until a few weeks ago, Northeast Piedmont Chorale (Chorale) was preparing for its annual spring concerts. This year, our program, “Home is Where the Heart Is”, included songs that tell the story of our country. Unfortunately, in light of the everchanging information emerging about the coronavirus (Covid-19) and concern for the safety and well-being of our members and our audiences, the Chorale has decided to cancel all rehearsals and both of its spring 2020 concerts scheduled for performances on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at New Hope Baptist Church in Raleigh, and on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at McGregor Hall for the Performing Arts in Henderson. While we will not be able to sing about the story of our country this spring, we look forward to singing this beautiful program next spring.

We are excited about our 2020-2021 concert season, and we hope you will join us for our fall and spring concerts:

Fall Concert Series:

  • Friday, December 11, 2020, Wake Forest Baptist Church, Wake Forest

  • Saturday, December 12, 2020, First Baptist Church, Henderson

Spring Concert Series:

  • Friday, May 14, 2021, McGregor Hall for the Performing Arts, Henderson

  • Saturday, May 15, 2021, New Hope Baptist Church, Raleigh

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