Welcome to Helen Kernizan, our new Youth Chorus director! Click here to learn more.
Have you heard the news?
It's time to register!
It's not too late to register...
Come, sing with us!
On Friday, September 18th, we resumed our regular, weekly offerings:
Our Youth Chorus (for students in grades 3 - 8) will meet and rehearse from 5:00 - 6:30pm under the direction of our newest RUC Community member, Ms. Helen Kernizan!
Our Adult Chorus (for adults and students in grades 9 - 12) will meet and rehearse from 7:00 - 8:30pm under the direction of our Founder and Artistic Director, Mr. Matthew LaPine!
The Youth Chorus and Adult Chorus will be working on vocal technique, musicianship skills, learning new solo songs and ensemble songs, learning new musical concepts, performing, and so many more wonderful things! The Youth Chorus rehearsals will be structured in an age-appropriate fashion that transitions seamlessly from one activity to the next. The Adult Chorus rehearsals will focus on one or two areas and dig deeper into the content. Separate emails will be going to the Youth Chorus members and to the Adult Chorus members next week with schedule information and what to expect.
It is important to know that our offerings this fall will not look the same as this past spring. Adult Chorus rehearsals will each be different in scope, format, and content, and Youth Chorus rehearsals will be varied, age-appropriate, and action-packed. Our rehearsals are going to be more interactive, and you can expect an updated virtual experience from that of the spring. We've had some time to learn from what worked and what didn't work when we went remote in March, and we think you're going to like the tweaks that we have made. Join us to see for yourself!
Besides our regular rehearsals, we have planned Living Room Concerts, Community Sings, virtual performances, a new "Meet the Musicians Podcast," instruction in vocal technique, musicianship classes, varied workshop sessions, and social events. It's exciting how much is happening, and we want you to be a part of it.
Of course, our offerings will be virtual for now, but we're planning to move to in-person rehearsals as soon as it is safe to do so. Our COVID Response Team has been following all of the latest research, and we are keeping current on the emerging science surrounding COVID-19 and aerosol transmission. We will not resume in-person group singing until it is safe.
This is our fourth season, and we're going to ensure that it is our best season yet.
What are you waiting for? Join (or re-join!) Rise Up Chorus today!