In-person singing returning!

In-person singing returning!
Type of post: Chorus news item
Posted By: Philomena Hughes
Status: Current
Date Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2020
The ScotianAires are returning to in-person singing on October 20th...but in a new format.  A task force of six members representing the directing team, the board executive, and the membership worked to create a plan to return to in-person singing in a safe manner that follows all Nova Scotia Public Health requirements and guidance from relevant organizations such as Harmony Inc. and the Nova Scotia Choral Federation.

Since the number of in-person participants is limited, the chorus will continue to concurrently host virtual rehearsals for members for as long as required, until such time as members can return to in-person singing as a full chorus.  Participation in any in-person singing rehearsals/events will be completely voluntary for members and the health and safety of members is the first priority.

Singers participating in person will, among other things, be screened for symptoms at the door of the rehearsal hall, will have to wear a mask at all times, and will be appropriately distanced from other members present.   

Like many other chorus and choir members across the globe, the membership is hopeful that making music together without restriction will be in the not too distant future. The official planning document states "A phased return to in-person singing, in line with evolving public health guidance, will support the continued learning, nourishment, and sisterhood of the chorus."  

Attached is the complete text of the ScotianAires in-person singing plan as well as frequently asked answers and questions,