The past months have been devastating to the performing arts community, who continue to face an unknown future. The American Choral Director's Association and others predict 18 to 24 months before performers can safely join together for rehearsals and public performances.
As disheartening as this sounds, the Arizona Cantilena Chorale wants to continue to move forward with their musicality as well as find creative ways to engage with the public. We want to utilize the gifts of our director, Dr. Dave Thye, and accompanist, Dr. Robert Mills, to help grow the craft of each individual chorister with vocal production and listening skills, while creating meaningful online performances that can inspire and enrich individuals in hospitals, nursing homes and other situations of isolation. We also hope to engage other choristers throughout the online universe to create together and share the beauty and hope that comes from making music.
With our ticket revenue completely lost from May's cancelled performances, as well as the loss in the foreseeable future, we need to rely solely on the generosity of donations to be able to supply any sort of an income to our esteemed director and pianist, in addition to music-related costs. With your generosity, we can continue to create and be better than ever when the doors to the concert halls finally re-open.