Singing with a chorus can lead to personal joy and friendships that last forever. The Oregon Coast Chorus has been meeting via Zoom since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chorus is now opening its weekly sessions to women interested, beginning with an open house on Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 21.
The Oregon Coast Chorus is under the direction of Paula Dahl and Kris Pederson. Pederson, who guides the Zoom rehearsals, said, “I want singers to maintain and enjoy their craft by learning new songs and use their creativity during COVID-19.”
Females 14 and older are invited to check out the chorus and see if it is a fit for them to continue their love of singing. Register with Joyce Mackenroth at [email protected] to get the music and the Zoom link emailed to you.
Those involved will experience physical and vocal warm-ups, learn about barbershop, have a voice placement and sing with the chorus at the open house. Sweet Adelines sing four-part harmony, and singers do not need to know how to read notes. There are musical learning tracks for all parts while learning a song.
Chorus members say they enjoy the chorus because they sing with hearts and voice together, enjoy performing in the community, and grow through education. It has also been said that singing improves health by reducing stress, improving breathing, promoting physical fitness and helping to maintain a healthy voice.