Shir Joy Chorus to present winter concert “Let Us Have Songs” on Feb 14


Shir Joy Chorus will have a winter concert on Feb. 14 (photo is pre-pandemic).
Shir Joy Chorus (pre-pandemic photo) Photo/submitted

Westborough – Shir Joy presents “Let Us Have Songs” — a winter concert of hope and harmony — on Sunday, Feb. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. on Zoom. Admission is free (although donations are gratefully accepted).

Like so many performance groups, Shir Joy Chorus has had to change the way it makes music in this time of the pandemic. With in-person rehearsals canceled mid-season, the group has learned to adapt to find ways to continue singing together—even when singers are apart.

Shir Joy’s winter concert “Let Us Have Songs” combines the best technological adaptations to distanced singing; it’s the next best thing to being there.

Director Nan AK Gibbons is excited about this new concert format. “We’ve rehearsed on zoom with recordings, practiced and made videos that were combined to make virtual chorus recordings.  More recently, we met in our cars to sing safely with wireless microphones, listening to each other over FM radio!

“In addition to many innovative new Virtual Chorus videos, our concert will feature recordings from our new Parking Lot Sessions, and remastered recordings of several songs from our best past performances—some reimagined with new video imagery.”

Reservations are free (donations gratefully accepted), but attendees ­must sign up on the Shir Joy website to get a Zoom link to the concert:

For more information about the concert, please contact Shir Joy President Karen Rothman at [email protected] or Shir Joy PR Director Laura Logan at [email protected].

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