President’s Ponderings…

We’re approaching the end of our 43rd year. It was unique in every way! We are very much looking forward to returning to in-person singing as we resume rehearsals in August. As I write this, Covid cases are resurging so our concerts, while in person, will continue to look a little different from those in pre-Covid days. Our fall concert will be outdoors. We’ll be appropriately distanced and likely will wear masks. One thing won’t change: We will be so happy to see your faces!

We are pleased to welcome three new Board members. Linda DiCianni is our Treasurer, and Gail Summer and Pierson Shaw have joined Kellie Light as Members at Large. Nancy Toy joined us earlier this year when Brian Stone resigned, and now serves as Secretary.

We’re excited to think ahead to beginning our 44th season with Christmas concerts at Corinth Reformed Church, under the baton of our new Artistic Director, Dr. Ryan Luhrs. Although Dr Luhrs has been with us for a year, we have not had the privilege of singing live under his leadership (we have been singing under his leadership for the past year, just not in person). I recently read in a ClassicFM article that conductors serve as messengers for the composers, “having the responsibility to understand the music and convey it through gesture so transparently that the musicians understand it perfectly and transmit a unified vision of the music out to the audience.” We can hardly wait!

We can’t thank YOU — our contributing members — enough for your continued support. YOU provide the financial support which is so vital to our mission of pursuing excellence in choral music, providing exceptional performances and experiences, and promoting music education and opportunities in the wider community. YOU are our partners in every sense of the word. And we look forward to seeing YOU — in person — very soon. – Susan Jarvis Goldstein