Key Chorale launched their Come Together Choir Online Choral Rehearsals in March 2020. Since then more than 600 singers from all over the country have registered and participated. The first two volumes have had more than 6,000 views to date. Key Chorale launched their 3rd installment of Come Together Choir – Online Choral Rehearsals in spring 2021. This outreach isn’t just for local singers, but can be experienced by anyone, anywhere in the country via Key Chorale’s YouTube channel.
These episodes are shot from the perspective of the choir, focused on Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins as he guides 10 singers and YOU through each fun rehearsal. Every episode builds on the previous one, giving you a sense of accomplishment and of being right there. Although this is not an interactive experience, the project is conceived to give the feel of being right there as a singer in the choir. So turn up the volume and sing your heart out with the Come Together Choir!
VOLUME 1: “SIDE BY SIDE” includes a wide range of music from Americana, to the Broadway stage, to gospel and even the Beatles. You’ll learn well-known songs like This Land is Your Land, Friendship, When I’m Sixty-Four, This Little Light of Mine, and more. Volume 1 premiered in the spring of 2020. All 6 recorded episodes are available to view NOW on Key Chorale’s YouTube channel – CLICK HERE
VOLUME 2 – “THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN'” celebrates music from the folk era of the 50s and 60s. You’ll learn 11 great songs including If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, Down by the Riverside, We Shall Overcome, California Dreamin’ and more. Volume 2 premiered in the fall of 2020. All 8 recorded episodes are available to view NOW on Key Chorale’s YouTube channel – CLICK HERE
VOLUME 3 – “TOO DARN HOT! The Music of Cole Porter” includes music from the Great American Songbook. Participants will learn well-known songs like Anything Goes, Night and Day, Another Op-‘nin’, Another Show, You’re the Top, and more. Volume 3 premiered in the spring of 2021. All 8 recorded episodes are available to view NOW on Key Chorale’s YouTube channel – CLICK HERE
What to do to get started?
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER and fill out the short form. We will email you copies of either the lyrics or music. Print your copies, or view them from another device, and get ready to sing your hearts out while practicing social distancing from the convenience of your own phone, tablet or computer.
The Come Together Choir is a partnership with Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s, JFCS of the Suncoast, and Key Chorale. All episodes are available on Key Chorale’s YouTube Channel. This outreach allows participants to experience the therapeutic benefits of singing – all from the safety of their own home.
“I want to thank you so very much! Mr. Caulkins does such a good job and I am learning so much about warming up my Alto voice. The breathing exercises have been helping me in more ways than just singing. I am one of those people that is just too shy to audition but I have bought tickets to every one of the Chorale concerts I can possibly get to and have been in several church choirs in the past. I want to thank Mr. Caulkins from the bottom of my heart as I have gone back and re-watched these episodes and will continue to sing with them.” – Barbara Austin
“I am director of the Jefferson County Community Chorus West Virginia. Our spring concert was also cancelled. I am sending it out to my choir members, which this year we had 43. Thank you for keeping the music going.” – Judith Pharr