This new choir, begun in 2019, provides positive and joyful experiences for those living with memory loss and their care partners. WAMK Chorale is a collaboration between Key Chorale and Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast. Two eight-week sessions are planned for each year, led by Maestro Caulkins with the assistance of Key Chorale volunteer singers. The group explores the potential of people living with memory loss to experience renewed purpose, learning, friendships, and happiness. More than 30 singers participated in the inaugural semester and found the sessions uplifting, fulfilling and fun as well as an important part of their memory care.
To sign-up, or for more information, contact Katie at JFCS at 941-366-2224 ext 123.
COME TOGETHER CHOIR – ONLINE CHORAL REHEARSALS, VOLUME 2
For the fall, Key Chorale launched 10 new episodes of the Come Together Choir Online Choral Rehearsals, Volume 2, that began in September. These virtual rehearsals replaced the in-person classes for this group.
If you are a singer, you know how important it is for singers to come together, to connect, to communicate and to make music. It is part of our DNA. It’s who we are. Due to the health crisis, singing in choirs has been a challenge, but the need to come together, to make music, has never been more important.
Key Chorale launched their Come Together Choir Online Choral Rehearsals, Volume 1 March 2020 to meet this need. Since then, hundreds of singers from all over the country have participated. The original 8 episodes have had more than 5,000 views to date. If you are just learning about this, you can still register and participate anytime in Volume 1 or Volume 2.
Volume 2, Songs of Protest, Peace & Love includes music from the folk era of the 50s and 60s. We’ll learn great songs like If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, Down by the Riverside, We Shall Overcome, California Dreamin’ and more. New episodes premiered each Thursday for 10 weeks and are now available on the Key Chorale YouTube channel to watch over and over again.
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.