Elizabethtown College-Community Chorus
The Elizabethtown College-Community Chorus is directed by Dr. Matthew Fritz, and is open to any member of the student body and local community without audition. Literature performed may include works from the standard choral repertoire, contemporary selections and music of varying cultures and periods. Students may enroll for one credit and earn Creative Expression core credit after four semesters or enroll for no credit with instructor permission. Students must register on Jayweb. In a normal year, Community members (i.e. non-college students) may join any time during the first three rehearsals. Because of COVID restrictions, only students, faculty, and staff are permitted to sing in the chorus this semester. We expect to be able to welcome Community members back to campus in January. If you would like to join us “online” please contact Dr. Fritz for information.
Key Procedures for Choral Ensembles
• Fabric masking required for all individuals(singers, faculty, everyone) at all times, including while singing
• Social distancing of 12ft (indoors) and 6ft (outdoors)
• Full rehearsals in 30 minute or shorter intervals
• Daily disinfection via disinfectant mister/fogger and/or disinfectant wipe down
• Faculty/students responsible for cleaning of music stands, piano keyboards and other surfaces via disinfectant wipes before and after each rehearsal
Adapted from: https://peabody.jhu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Return-to-Campus-Applied-Studies-Policies.pdf
Community Chorus: ALWAYS MASKED
We will rehearse outside Leffler Chapel with at least 6’ physical distance and everyone masked, in 30 minute increments. As the weather turns and sun sets earlier, we will meet in Musser Auditorium to listen to recordings (again, physically distanced), rehearse in sectionals (in McCormick Gallery/M&M/Mars Room/Performance Room/Musser Auditorium), and meet as a group for the remaining 30 minutes to sing.
Masks are required throughout all rehearsals. You may use any mask that covers your nose and mouth. Two recommended models are linked here:
Both masks are designed for singers, providing space for your mouth to move with minimal contact with the fabric. It likely will be a worthwhile expense! Please order soon if you plan on purchasing one. Stock may be very limited.