2020-2021 Season Overview

COVID-19 Response
Detailed Overview Here

Sing On CCSA

We realize that each singer and their family have unique needs during these difficult times, and
we are committed to providing enrichment that is musically, cognitively, and emotionally
fulfilling for all!

We are planning to offer both modified in-person music education experiences, and virtual
instruction, so that each singer and family can choose the option that best fits their needs.

Rehearsals

Virtual and/or In-person weekly rehearsals. All ensembles will hold weekly rehearsals beginning the week of August 31st . Singers can choose to attend the in-person meetings, or the virtual zoom rehearsals, and can also switch back and forth at their convenience.

Safety Protocols. We will minimize risks by wearing masks, requiring hand sanitization, temperature and wellness checks before entrance, and respecting social distancing (minimum 6 ft apart) throughout rehearsal. We will also limit the length of time spent singing in one rehearsal room, using non-singing rehearsal techniques as well as singing in surrounding outdoor spaces to break up the rehearsal time.

Our Part of the Effort

The CCSA directors have done extensive research on singing and safety protocols to minimize risks, and are following current research on the safety of singing.

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio is committed to the safety of our singers, families, and staff, and will adapt and
respond in accordance with CDC and local city guidelines.

Connections

Streamed Rehearsals. Weekly rehearsals will be streamed via password- protected Zoom so singers can choose to attend virtually at their convenience.

Connections Activities. All students will be invited to attend weekly zoom meetings on Sunday afternoons to reconnect and work on group pieces. Outdoor team-building gatherings and pop-up concerts may be planned later in the season when the weather is cooler and city restrictions on group gatherings are lifted.

The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio has adapted a new learning environment for our children to practice and make music virtually!

Each ensemble has its own course for the 2020-2021 Season. Within each course will be lessons created by our directors for children to participate.

Although we offer both in-person and virtual rehearsals, this e-learning platform is available to ALL of our registered students.

*Curriculum varies per ensemble.

Upcoming Opportunities

Season Kick-Off

Saturday, August 29 th . Currently we plan for the retreat to be virtual. This is the first meeting of the season to welcome both new and returning singers, complete paperwork, meet the directors, and have fun!

Voices of Hope

Sunday, November 15th, 2020. This uplifting program will be reflective of an inclusive and focused effort towards social justice, featuring inspirational poetry, prose and song that inspire hope for the future.

We currently have two possibilities for this concert.

1. We will offer a high-quality pre-recorded performance or an outstanding virtual choir compilation experience that can be viewed virtually through a ticketed
online event.

2. Singers will meet in-person in an outdoor amphitheater, where they can perform wearing masks at distances of 6 feet or more. If we are unable to have a small,
live audience, this concert will be filmed by professionals and live-streamed virtually through a ticketed online event. This format would give all singers the opportunity to feel the magic of voices joined in song, while minimizing risks.