Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all private lessons, workshops, choir rehearsals and performances will be held online. Although it is heartbreaking to our entire team that we cannot make music in person and in real time together with our students, the health and safety of our community--students, members, staff and their families--are of utmost importance.
Current research shows that singing is a high-risk activity. Published papers have suggested that singing can aerosolize the virus, causing droplets to travel up to 18 feet and stay suspended in air for an extended time. For more information on singing and COVID-19, please watch this webinar by NATS (The National Association of Teachers of Singing), featuring respiratory epidemiologist Dr. Donald Milton.
Chorus Studio will continue to stay updated on the health recommendations from our National and Provincial Health Ministers, Dr. Theresa Tham and Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Until we can gather in person again, Chorus Studio is fully equipped to teach and share the joys of music with you online! Our teachers are well trained in the online format and we are constantly developing innovative ways to make online learning feel as engaging as in-person learning.
Although the possibility of singing together as a group is still in the distant future, we are determined to keep our community going and offer a supportive, welcoming space for all singers during what can often be an isolating time. From virtual open mic nights, recitals and concerts to recording virtual music videos, we aim to provide different community events, projects and workshops to fuel your creative and collaborative spirits.
We hope you will join us for a lesson, Pop History Sing-Along Session or Virtual Pop Choir term online. From the bottom of our hearts, we appreciate your loyalty and support during this unprecedented and difficult time for the performing arts community!