Introducing Zoomberry Online Choral Ensemble
(Notice it sounds like Juneberry?)
Tuesdays 7-8:30 pm EDT or EST
September 29-March 7
Online via Zoom
Singers who miss singing together… Here’s an innovative and love-filled program conceived by Patricia Norton, the director of Juneberry Choral programs: ZOOMBERRY, beginning on September 29th and offering some consistency, music, fun, and new friends to your lives through early March.
What does it look like to be adventurous musically when you can’t get together to rehearse or perform?
Zoomberry is an alternative to traditional choral programs that minimizes health risks while being artistically adventurous. We’re doing the virtual choir thing, yes, but we’re going beyond that to create a new kind of choral group experience with body percussion, flying drones, big screens, and music that comforts, energizes, and challenges. This ensemble will have lively online rehearsals via Zoom, supporting all our members in meeting these new challenges, and also require independent practice and recording time. Instead of a traditional performance following weeks of rehearsals, the Zoomberry project will be documented by a local filmmaker, and the film’s premiere will be the culmination of our time together.
Ages: Ages 16 & up or with permission of director
Length: 17 weeks, 90 minute rehearsals, plus filming event
Cost: $50 membership, plus optional donation
Faculty: Patricia Norton and Brenda Chien
Guest Artists: Claudia Rahardjanoto and Joey Blake
For more information, watch the live Q&A that was recorded on September 8, and/or read the complete description on the event website!