We have not let the COVID pandemic keep us from singing!
In preparation for the Christmas performance, our rehearsals have been held via Zoom, in-person outdoors at Centennial Elementary School, and now in-person indoors at Salem Lutheran Church.
All members participating in in-person rehearsals are required to be vaccinated and masked. Our rehearsal venue, Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, has a very large multipurpose room with an effective HVAC system. We have other COVID mitigation protocols in place as well.
With the increase in COVID cases locally, which began in late summer, we decided not to hold our traditional Christmas concerts scheduled for December 11th & 12th at McIntyre Hall. Instead, we presented our concert via a free livestream feed from Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, Washington.
We are particularly grateful to guest accompanist Pete Garbes and violinist David Benson
This beautiful graphic designed by Dave Ward at Copy and Print, Mount Vernon
Special thanks to Western Washington University students Quin Wilder and Nick Hastings
and to videographer Ailisa Newhall for their assistance in presenting our concert.
If you were unable to view the concert live, we invite you to watch it on YouTube.
We are particularly looking forward to the spring when we hope to return to McIntyre Hall for our Celebrating in Song 2022 concert. In addition, we are also considering offering another live stream performance.
Here's a glimpse of what our screens have looked like for the past year during Zoom rehearsals.