Saturday, February 20, 2021
9:45AM - 12:45PM
Online via Zoom (access instructions will be sent to all registrants in advance of the event)
$10 for affiliates of NYCC member choruses. $15 for non-members.
Register using the form on the right.
This Year’s Focus: Lessons Learned - and the Way Forward
Our Annual Membership Day gives representatives from all NYCC member organizations a chance to exchange ideas and information about common topics of interest in an informal, collegial atmosphere. This year’s event will be divided into two discussion sessions, both devoted to different aspects of our changed and changing reality.
Session 1 will focus on the lessons we have learned as choral arts organizations during the pandemic: How has your chorus stayed relevant and resilient? What lessons can we build on as we look to the future? We all know that necessity is the mother of invention: What new aspects of your programming and outreach do you intend to keep once we are able to return to live music-making?
Session 2 will draw our attention to “The Return.” How is your chorus preparing for a resumption of live rehearsal and performance once the pandemic lifts? How are you engaging with singers, listeners, donors, venues, and other stakeholders? What ingredients do you need to make this all happen?
We will break down into small discussion groups for each session, and share the results of our respective round tables with the broader group, along with important updates from the New York Choral Consortium working group on a variety of programmatic fronts.
Membership Day will be of keen interest to artistic directors, executive directors, board members, and staff from all member organizations. Please spread the word to everyone who may be interested, and register as soon as possible using the link below so that we can better organize the various discussion groups.
We may have lost our opportunity to sing in the ordinary way - but we have not lost our voices! We hope you are able to add yours to the discussion on February 20.