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The digital edition of our 2022 Spring issue of the Voice is here! Read more for feature articles, a letter from chair Brian Newhouse reflecting on the past three years and resilience shown by the choral field, news from our members, and 2022 Chorus America Conference content. 

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The Hartford Chorale has a lot to celebrate this spring. Part of the fabric of the Hartford community for 50 years, the chorale has established a reputation for excellence throughout southern New England and beyond. The organization takes great pride in its rich history and tradition of performing symphonic-scale, choral-orchestral repertoire at a high standard of artistry. A bedrock of dedicated volunteer singers and savvy board members, together with dynamic artistic leaders and a small fellowship of resourceful paid administrators, have keyed the organization’s longevity, achievements, and evolution.

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Sometimes it takes a dramatic change in the environment for an innovation to take hold. That's the story of InsideGuide - a new platform for creating digital program books for concerts and events from arts technology company InstantEncore. Before COVID-19, there were several reasons that a digital program option could make sense for many arts organizations - including increased editing flexibility and lower shipping and printing costs, to name a couple. Then, adopting new safety measures and decreasing touch points became a priority for arts organizations, and this new driving force ultimately led InstantEncore to develop its new platform for digital programs.

David Dombrosky, InstantEncore's chief marketing officer, is right at home with choruses and the Chorus America community, just like he is with emerging technology platforms. A past Chorus America Conference speaker and former chorister himself, David has witnessed a great deal of evolution in technology over his career, and is knowledgeable about helping arts leaders overcome the challenges of adopting new tech - as well as realize the exciting upside of the benefits. David spoke with Chorus America about his own story with technology and the arts, and InstantEncore's new InsideGuide platform for creating digital programs.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed.  The Thirteen in Washington, DC and moving ahead as planned with Sing Willow (centered on music by Vaughan Williams) February 11, 12 and 13.  See the full series here.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed. Baltimore Choral Arts is moving ahead as planned with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on February 27. See the full series here.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed. The Choral Arts Society of Washington postponed Living the Dream, Singing the Dream (a Martin Luther King tribute concert) from January 30 to April 10. See the full series here.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed. VOX Femina Los Angeles postponed Music They Wrote (honoring past and present women composers) from February 26 to April 23.  See the full series here.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed. The Key Chorale in Sarasota, Florida postponed Choral Splendor in 40 Parts (music by Thomas Tallis and Alessandro Striggio) from January 14-15 to May 6-7.  See the full series here.

Five choruses with plans for concerts in January or February 2022 share how they made the decision to either reschedule or proceed.

The digital edition of our 2021 Fall/Winter issue of the Voice is here! Read more for feature articles, a letter from president and CEO Catherine Dehoney about our new Music Education Partnership Grants program, news from our members, and our 2021 Honor Roll of Contributors.

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How can choruses engage in the important work of strategic planning when the sands are shifting so quickly beneath our feet?
To assess their audiences’ readiness to return to concert halls and theaters at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, choruses and other performing arts organizations are tracking nationwide aud

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