A few people have heard me muse about this before, but I think the time has come for me to spread this far and wide. I want see a giant mass choir concert to celebrate when COVID is over and we can actually have activities like giant mass choir concerts again. And I want to write a new piece for this event, but I need the help of Kamloops choir singers.
As many, many others have, I devised a nerdy means of using COVID 19 as a pitch generator. It just needs a text, and this is where the Kamloops choir scene comes in to play. The piece is going to be in 2 sections/chunks/bits/parts/movements/whatever-I-end-up-calling-it. First, the darkness of the pandemic effectively shutting down choir singing (along with many other things. Second, the glorious return of the light (aka choirs coming back to singing).
What am I looking for?
What I’m looking for is local choir singers to write two things. 1) A short text describing how the pandemic shutting everything down affected them. 2) A short text detailing what singing in choir means to them. These can be written in point form, rhyming couplets, sonnets, prose, whatever. The only restriction is length: No more than 100 words. (I’m optimistically assuming I’ll get several submissions and don’t want to have this turn into a 30 minute work.)
How to send in your texts
Now, hopefully at this point you’re asking yourself “How do I send you my texts?” Well, just click the button down below which will take you to a page with a form you can fill out.
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 31.
Thanks in advance!
Stay safe, stay well, stay positive, and stay awesome!