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Concert Choir Performs a Safe and Socially-Distanced Fall Concert

Over the weekend, the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music Concert Choir gathered (safely) for a fall concert, the first gathering of its kind this semester. While the choir normally performs and practices as a large group many times over a semester, out of caution for the COVID-19 pandemic they have been meeting remotely and in small, socially-distanced groups since August.

According to director Nancy Klein, the choir was allowed to feature 50 performers in the hall at a time but since the choir is actually 54 singers, the students were rotated in and out on different songs in order to give every student the opportunity to perform. They also employed a variety of safety protocols including plexiglass shields, social distancing, singer's mask, and HEPA filter units.

"The anchor of the concert was the Faure Requiem, which is an audience favorite and perfect for this hall," Klein said.

A video of the performance will be available soon on the F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music YouTube channel. A special thanks to Professor John Toomey for taking and sharing the photos.