Greetings Longmont Chorale!

There wasn’t even a chance to personally say “see you later”, or “see you at our next rehearsal”, or “have a good summer, see you next fall”!

I am still so disappointed and sad for the way our season needed to end so abruptly.

But even more important are that my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this pandemic. That you and your family and friends would stay safe. That disruptions to your employment and life would not be overwhelming, but back to normal soon. That your emotional well-being would be protected.

I’m feeling more than ever before what a special family the Longmont Chorale is to ME. I know it’s the same for many of you.

Even though we can’t meet in person to sing right now, the beautiful recordings on the rehearsal tracks will need to suffice.  I hope the words will continue to encourage you. Can you imagine how great this concert will sound in October, as we will have this be our first concert for next season?!

It’s been wonderful to see how many other artists are posting meaningful songs and artwork on YouTube, Facebook, etc. I hope you’re somehow able during this unplanned “stay-at-home” time, to have your souls renewed by the beauty around you – family, music, Colorado, and the sacrifices that so many are making during this difficult time.

I’ve come to realize even more strongly, that the music we have the privilege of making together is so much more than just rehearsals and concerts. It’s cleansing and rejuvenating to our very beings – Chorale and audience alike!

Let these words, (the Finale from our postponed concert), encourage you:

“When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high,

And don’t be afraid of the dark.

At the end of the storm is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain,

Though your dreams be tossed and blown.

Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart,

And you’ll never walk alone.”

 AND, the traditional, Irish Blessing

“May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind be always at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields.

And until we meet again, may the God that loves us all,

Hold you in the palm of His hand. Amen.”

I have included the proposed schedule for next year, both as an attachment and below in the body of this Eblast.

This is PROPOSED, so please don’t post anywhere yet.

As soon as these dates are CONFIRMED, I will let you know.

I’m looking forward, more than any other year, to when we can meet and sing together again!



PROPOSED ON MARCH 23, 2020, but not confirmed)

October 11, 2020 (Sunday 3:00 p.m.)

Liberation and Light – A World War II 75th Remembrance

Commemorating the End of World War II

and the Liberation of the Death Camps

Featuring Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living



December 6, 2020 (Sunday 3:00 p.m.)

Annual Holiday Concert (Title TBD)



TBD – December 13, 2020 (Sunday 4:00 pm)

Viva Voce only as guests of the Longmont Symphony Orchestra

Candlelight Concert


March 14, 2021 (Sunday 3:00 p.m.)

Choral Gems from the Psalms – From Ancient Times to the Present Day

(Possibly with Chamber Orchestra or Guest Artists TBA)


April 11, 2021 (Sunday 3:00 pm)

Longmont Chorale’s Viva Voce – Songs of Stage and Screen

(Broadway and Movie Soundtracks)

at Stewart Auditorium (to be confirmed)

(A Fundraising Concert)


May 2, 2021, Sunday (3:00 p.m.)

A Celtic Concert (Title TBD) with Guest Artists TBA


United We Sing – Longmont Chorale to the Baltics

A concert featuring the Longmont Chorale Tour Choir

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 3:00 pm

(Possibly at Westview Presbyterian Church, or Faith Community Church, or New Creation Church.)



(No BIG GROUP for 4th of July or Indoor Concert this year due to the Tour)

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