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Tuesday June 1; Final rehearsal with instrumentalists at christ church . please be here early so we can arrange everyone and be ready to start at 7 - riser crew call at 6:30 for set up.
Saturday June 5th; (closed to the public) Dress rehearsal Christ church at 4PM . please be on stage and ready to sing at 4. There will be a break between dress rehearsal and the concert. second call is at 6:30. Please remember to ask your friends and family to assemble outside after the concert and not congregate and remain in the sanctuary. thank you.
To all RCS members past and present,
While this past year has been challenging and disappointing in many way, we may now be able to see the “light at the end of the tunnel” in relation to our hiatus from in-person rehearsals and performances. I am cautiously optimistic that the development and distribution of multiple COVID-19 vaccines will allow us to resume rehearsals this Spring (beginning online for a short period). Please see your email for the PREFERRED PLAN for resuming in-person rehearsals and performances. We are also developing a CONTINGENGY PLAN in the case that we are not able to resume in-person rehearsals.
On January 5, 2021, Governor Chris Sununu released the New Hampshire COVID-19 Vaccination Allocation Plan Summary (see summary). All citizens over 50 are in phase 2b March – May). Our RCS PREFERRED PLAN for resuming in-person rehearsals (with the goal of an in-person Spring Concert) is correlated with the NH Vaccination Allocation Plan Summary to allow for our most vulnerable members to be vaccinated before beginning in-person rehearsals. By May, NH plans to have vaccines available to all citizens. Our PREFERRED PLAN still implements rigorous COVID-19 precautions to minimize risk for our members during the vaccine tranche rollout procedure.
Our mission is to engage with our community in providing quality experiences in choral music. We are starving for this more than ever. We must lead the effort to revive choral singing in our communities.
I hope to see many new members and returning members as we move toward the goal of resuming in-person rehearsals and performances.
Reach out to your friends and neighbors. Encourage them to get vaccinated if possible. Share with them the safety precautions we are implementing. Urge them to join us! (New member auditions will be low pressure and held via Zoom with me).
This transition period is vital to our successful return in the Fall. I expect to see robust member numbers in the Fall, and I will be planning for an exciting and fulfilling season next year.
Finally, take any opportunity to spread kindness and love to those around you. We are coming out of an extremely difficult time, and we need each other – and choral music will help us heal.
We hope that you will still keep your membership up to date with Rockingham Choral Society (dues for the Spring 2021 semester). Maybe consider an extra show of support with an additional donation this year. It is times like these when our group needs financial support more than ever. If we want to ensure another 65 years of this chorus, our rallying during this pandemic is essential. If you are unable to pay dues due to financial hardship, please contact a board member, as assistance is available.
Thank you for weathering this storm together. I am excited about what we will do together this Fall.
Alex T. Favazza, Jr., PhD
Conductor, Music Director, Rockingham Choral Society
Welcome to all new members. at the bottom of this page you will find a link to download and list the new member information book that you will find helpfull.
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Let's share some singing tips and tricks or links to good articles on anything Choral related.
here's one on Tips for singing in a choral group;
Here is the link to the materials from Derek Meler's talk on SOVT