Sierra Master Chorale Virtual Rehearsals

The Sierra Master Chorale continues…

The pandemic pause brought to a halt our chorale’s in-person rehearsals​ ​and performances.

After SMC Music Director Alison Skinner’s first season at the helm of the Sierra Master Chorale and only two live concert sets (May 2019 and Dec 2019) behind her, COVID 19 abruptly swept in and took our collective breath away.  With only four rehearsals into our spring session – Alison’s third cycle as our conductor – we were mandated to discontinue gathering.  It was a shock to us all – throughout the performing arts world.  The SMC and the board of InConcert Sierra, with great disappointment, canceled all events, rehearsals, and concerts for the remainder of the 2019-20 season (which normally ends in May with an SMC performance).

After not meeting throughout the summer, it looked like we were going to remain dark for another cycle.  Many of the choristers were wanting to sing – to gather – somehow!

To keep our voices strong and in practice, SMC Music Director Alison Skinner has created on-line rehearsals and music appreciation lectures for our chorale members!

It’s certainly not ideal, but it’s better than not singing at all!  We look forward to being able to sing for our audience again – and to gather our SMC family in person.  Alison has only just begun.  We are excited to experience how Sierra Master Chorale will flourish under her leadership and expertise.

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