Key Chorale artistic directorJoseph Caulkins and singers at the Sarasota Opera House.

Love to sing but not just solo? Key Chorale, a chorus of 120 singers that normally performs concerts in venues around town, is launching its new Come Together Choir online choral rehearsals today, Thursday, at 2 p.m.

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, singing in choirs has been a challenge, but the need to come together still exists. Key Chorale, in addition to its main chorus, also runs an Off-Key Chorale, for those living with Parkinson’s and their care partners, and Where Are My Keys? Chorale, for those living with memory loss and their care partners.

“For many in our outreach choirs, these weekly rehearsals are often the highlight of their week,” says artistic director Joseph Caulkins. But, due to the outbreak, “All rehearsals and concerts have been suspended, and the music has stopped.”

Tuning in  to a virtual rehearsal.

But here’s a way to sing along while keeping social distance. If you register at keychorale.org/event/come-together-choir-online-choral-rehearsals/, you will be emailed copies of either lyrics or music (your preference). You can print the music or word sheets and get ready to sing out from the convenience of your computer, table, phone or any device with internet access.

Once an episode has premiered, it will be on Key Chorale’s YouTube channel (for free) for viewing again, or catching up if you’ve missed episodes.

Any questions? Contact Ellen VanDolah at ellen.vandolah@keychorale.org or call (941) 921-4845.

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