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Mystic Chorale in live rehearsal Tuesday, with precautions

Together: Fall 2021 concert

Mystic Chorale invites all who love to sing to experience the thrill of reuniting live this fall, beginning Tuesdays, Sept. 14, through Nov. 24, from 7:30 to 9 p.m., at First Parish Unitarian, 630 Mass Ave. 

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During Covid, Mystic’s No. 1 priority is the health and safety of all. Close attention is being paid to the latest guidance from the CDC and other sources regarding the spread of the virus and its variants and recommended safety precautions and are setting safety protocols above and beyond what Massachusetts requires. 

All present at rehearsals will be required to show proof of full vaccination and wear masks. Singers will be seated at a safe distance from one another. As the season progresses, Mystic will continue to follow CDC and state guidelines and the latest advice from choral-singing experts regarding masking and other health protocols.

'Together' in November

The fall concert, called “Together,” will challenge singers to polish their good singing habits and embrace the discipline of singing beautifully and with compassion while singing safely. Nick Page, the founder and artistic director, has selected an eclectic repertoire of what he describes as “high-octane music . . . music to charge the soul after a year away from live singing.”

The program, includes Ysaye Barnwell’s “Power Lord” and "Steal Away,” Mystic favorite “Every Day is a Day of Thanksgiving,” the life-affirming Gospel anthem “I Need You to Survive,” a four-part arrangement of Joey Weisenberg’s “Kol Ha Neshamahand a challenging arrangement of “Glory to God” from Handel’s “Messiah.” The song “Together,” with its reggae-infused vibe, celebrates the season’s theme.

The talented Nthabi Thakadu returns as guest artist, reprising the rousing South African “Pata Pata,” and Ruth Roper returns as rehearsal pianist.

For those who wish to participate from afar or who simply aren’t ready for live singing, there is the option to join as a virtual singer. The rehearsals and concert will be live-streamed and recorded, and the recordings will be posted on the Mystic Chorale website a few days later. All singers will receive PDF files of the music and access to the practice recordings. 

Mystic Chorale is committed to offering singers a full season. Should live singing become unsafe, the chorus has exciting plans for an alternate online season of building community by fostering the abundant creativity within everyone -- all safe and fun.

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This news announcement was published Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021.



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