Western Reserve Chorale is grateful for partial funding of our June 2021 event by:
Would you like to become a corporate sponsor?
Please contact Stacy Newman by email or call 216-282-4022.
This certainly has been an interesting season for choirs everywhere...
We hope you were able to join us in December when we held three weekends of mini concerts featuring archival audio and our first virtual choir production online. The Chorale learned a great deal about rehearsing on Zoom and creating individual recordings for our amazing technicians to turn into beautiful videos.
With our newest virtual endeavor, In Her Voice: Celebrating the Poetry of Women, we are creating a virtual performance of songs of hope, gratitude, and comfort that speak to our shared fears and dreams. This event will incorporate eight new recordings by the Chorale, art provided by students from Cleveland Heights High School, and original poetry by local students. The premiere is scheduled for June 4, 2021. Please join our email list for concert reminders and other announcements.
Help us keep our community connected in song with a gift today.
With your support here are a few of the things we can accomplish:
$500 will help cover the cost of our audio and video technicians
$250 will help support tech costs that enable online practice and performance
$100 helps fund the accompanist who assists in virtual rehearsals
Donations may be made securely online through PayPal
(PayPal account is not required)
Western Reserve Chorale is a registered nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation
Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.
Your check may be mailed to:
Western Reserve Chorale
2470 Miramar Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
A Message from our Executive Director
A Message from our Board President
A Chorus of Thanks
From the Members of
Western Reserve Chorale
Singing During a Pandemic - What WRC Members Have to Say
Zoom meetings allow members, with resources for connections, to continue their love of singing; along with receiving tips on breath control and how to sing correctly. And chat time is cherished because familiar faces are in view. I find it comforting.
~ Laura Otis
Singing, even on Zoom, feeds my soul.
~ Dave Bell
Zoom rehearsals during our months of isolation have kept us singing and in touch with our friends in the Western Reserve Chorale, Plus, our concerts have let our audiences know how much we enjoy singing for them. Thanks to David, Stacy, and Sara for making it all happen!
~ Dean & Maxine Myers
For me it keeps the connection between music and people alive.
~ Janice Katz
I really miss seeing all of my musical friends. I can dialogue with neighbors wearing a mask, but it does not make up the difference of singing beside another singer. I really miss that! I will be so happy when we can sing together again.
~ Ginie Mast
It’s keeping my voice going in the range it needs to be in.
~ Ginna Taft
I like the fact that we are sitting at home and still able to do this online. But I do miss being together with people and bouncing off of each other – having the voices around us. I do appreciate that we are least doing something and that we haven’t all just gone into hibernation without seeing each other for a year.
~ Liz Gockel
I love seeing people and I love organized singing. I can testify that when I am through with rehearsal I feel better.
~ Becky Zeigler
Somehow singing virtually with WRC isn't just "one more zoom meeting"--joining in song with others, even through a screen, provides a kind of life-giving refreshment only attributable to making music.
~ Samantha Miller
Singing with the WRC continues to bring healing after loss, connecting with new and renewed friendships. Singing in harmony has been nourishing my soul, restoring joy, and was created to be shared.....for the greater good.
The WRC’s amazing adaption to the pandemic has once again put me in awe of the power of music. David’s selections have brought calm and healing into my own chaotic life. The sense of purpose and community that is so fundamental to choral singing still shines through every Tuesday, even through Zoom. Thank you WRC!