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“We couldn’t just not do it,” Hunter says of the 37th annual service. “In 30-odd years, it was the first Christmas Eve at home.”But of course no technological fix could ever replace the feeling of actually singing together in the same space, not to mention the strong sense of community that has long been an essential part of Whistler’s choral groups.
“Community is a very important part of it so it’s not just that we sing, but everybody gets to know each other,” Hunter says of the Whistler Singers. “Nobody has to audition and there have been a lot of people over the last few years who go, ‘Oh, I’d love to sing, but I can’t sing.’ And I say, ‘Just come.’ Everybody can sing. Some of us, me included, had a Grade 4 music teacher who told me I could never sing and I’d never do anything in music, and here I am.”With COVID-19 numbers climbing, the fall and winter plans for the community’s choirs are very much up in the air. The Whistler Singers are already making moves to pre-record the Remembrance Day and Christmas Eve services, for instance, but otherwise, plans are to continue meeting in person, with masks and physically distanced, as health restrictions allow.“We have a lot of plans. Plan A, B, C; it just goes on,” Hunter says. “I joked to Jeanette yesterday that we’re on Plan J now for Christmas Eve.”
Barbed Choir’s next outdoor session—singing Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”—is slated for Sept. 19 at Florence Petersen Park at 7 p.m. Stay up to date with the choir’s latest news through its Facebook group.The Whistler Children’s Chorus, which recently completed a four-day, outdoor choir “boot camp,” will begin its fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 21 in Florence Petersen Park, and will meet every Tuesday this fall from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required by emailing Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicable health guidelines will be followed once the meetings move indoors at the library.
The Whistler Singers also meet Tuesdays, from 7 until 9 p.m., with the next session slated for Myrtle Philip Community School. Hunter says masks and proof of vaccination will be required.
For more information, visit whistlerchorus.org. Those interested in joining can also email Hunter at email@example.com. Students stay engaged in content
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