The year 2020 has not gone according to anyone's plans. But we need to remember that, while trying to make it through the year, we can't forget to LIVE. During this pandemic, I hope that you have not only stayed physically safe, but also mentally. It is easy to forget to nurture your soul in addition to your body, especially with all of the distractions in the world today.
Congratulations to you on choosing to face the challenges and joys that will come from our virtual rehearsals in these next few months. Give yourself a pat on the back or a hug, because you are choosing life, music, and community.
To the members of the Chorus who have not signed up for virtual rehearsals, I have included you in this message in case you want to drop by to listen or to socialize every once in a while. You are part of the family, and you are missed! Plus, there may be a way for you to be involved without singing for this concert cycle.
And it's not too late to join in! If you know someone who will enjoy this journey, please invite them along. They don't have to be local - we have multiple people who will be signing in from across the country.
I'll see you soon!
- Ryan Lakanen, Artistic Director