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WE ARE GOING LIVE
We’re thrilled to be able to continue live rehearsals, with all the pleasure they bring to our community… hearing each other harmonize as a large group, waving across the room at one another, meeting new singers in person. However, as we all know, these are times that continue to call for a new normal. Please read the details below and consider your own health and safety as you make your own decision regarding singing live this winter.
IT WILL BE A HYBRID SEASON
Each rehearsal will be broadcast and recorded. Videos will be posted on the website a few days after each rehearsal, so singers can continue to learn the music and hear announcements even after an absence.
At sign-up, singers will opt to join for live rehearsals (tuition $105) or participate virtually (tuition $85). We are extending the final refund date by an additional week to give singers more time to decide if the new model works for them.
Live singers will be asked to attend at least all but 2 rehearsals in person throughout the season in order to sing in the concert. However, if singers need to miss a rehearsal, sectional rehearsals will count toward Mystic’s attendance requirement.
Mystic Chorale is committed to complying with all of the recommendations of the CDC as well as MA government regulations. We have been consulting with experts on choral singing. We will adapt our plans, as needed, as conditions and recommendations change over the coming months. Our major concern is the SAFETY AND HEALTH of our community. All of us will participate at our own risk, but Mystic Chorale will provide the following precautions…
We will implement the same safety protocols at our concert venues as we do for rehearsals – strong ventilation, CO2 monitoring, masks, vaccination, distancing – particularly where singers are gathered. We will be singing with our black singers’ masks and will be spaced out on stage. We may require the audience to be vaccinated, to wear masks, and to spaced out in the hall, depending on local and national recommendations. We will also limit the audience size to allow for safe spacing and for adequate ventilation.
A FINAL NOTE
As a Board we are doing all we can to ensure a safe season for all of us in the Mystic community. We are monitoring variants of the virus, infection rates in Eastern Massachusetts, booster shot recommendations, how other singing groups fare, how audiences attending live concerts fare, and other relevant news.
For ongoing updates about the winter season
We will stay in touch with the Mystic community via email, at sign-up, and via News and Notes once the season is launched.
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Looking forward to an exciting season!
The Mystic Board of Directors
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