Community choruses are working to find new methods of bringing their choristers together during this pandemic. As we discuss opportunities to build community, one common theme emerges — the concept of a virtual choir.
Virtual choirs are already starting to pop up everywhere — in our Facebook feeds, on YouTube, and almost hourly in our online choir forums.
They have, perhaps surprisingly, become somewhat of a controversial subject amongst choral leaders.
On one hand, virtual choirs are pretty cool and they are a great way to make music “together” in isolation.
On the other hand, they take ton of effort to create and we certainly shouldn’t expect every chorus to have the desire, time, or technical know-how to make them.
No matter where you stand, surely we can all appreciate music being made during this difficult time. We are truly lucky to live in a world and time where technology allows us the option to make music together even when we are apart.
So, without further ado, here are some of the brave souls from across the world that have created awesome virtual choirs during COVID-19.