Our 30th Season

The Lexington Chamber Chorale has been busy since last March when the pandemic threw everyone’s life into a tailspin. Our Board has been following research, in particular an ongoing study coordinated by the International Coalition of Performing Arts in conjunction with the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland. It deals with how best to mitigate aerosol transmission of COVID-19 during performances. Based on their preliminary findings, we are optimistic that we will be able to follow precautions to offer a season of concerts, beginning November 29 with Songs of Celebration and Joy. We’re also planning concerts for February 21 and April 18. Season tickets are on sale now on our website. Recognizing that events are still subject to change due to the pandemic, this season’s tickets may be used for any regularly scheduled concert through June 2022.

Sing Community

Sing Community, Out of Diverse Global Issues—Unity
Sunday, February 21, 5:00 p.m.
with Kentucky State University Concert Choir

COVID-19 has affected people all over the world. While it may not unify all people, it has highlighted support for front-line caregivers and, perhaps, for each other. One of the selections on this program, “Everyone Sang,” was composed recently, based on a poem written at the end of the 1918 pandemic. The words are appropriate today.

Racial issues are being addressed in America and other countries in ways that give us hope that people from diverse backgrounds will grow more in tune with each other. “We Walk in Love,” written recently, borrows freely from some of the keywords in “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” We welcome the Kentucky State University Concert Choir to this concert, featuring selections by both choirs and culminating in several combined works! 

Sing Community, Beginning Our 30th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, April 18, 5:00 p.m.

Our 30th anniversary celebration begins with music and poems from Kentucky composers and writers. Featured is a commissioned work by composer Joseph Baber, setting a poem by former Kentucky poet laureate, George Ella Lyon. Kentucky writers will read from their works. Our celebration will continue into the next season with a concert of Scandinavian and Baltic music.