NEWS

Return to Singing Update
7.20.21

RETURN TO SINGING GUIDELINES

We are thrilled to be returning to sing together in September!  There is much excitement in our community for our return and we can’t wait until our first rehearsal.  As we return to singing together, the safety and health of our singers will be the most important priority as we navigate through this together. As of September 1, 2021, 87.5% of our singers who responded to the Return to Singing Survey will have been fully vaccinated.  In addition, we are anticipating over 100 singers in fall based on the survey responses. With this in mind, the South Shore Chorale will be following these guidelines beginning in September. 

 

  • Rehearsals will take place in the FHS Choir room.

  • Vaccinated singers will not have to mask (per CDC guidelines).  If a vaccinated singer feels the need to wear a mask, please do so.

  • Unvaccinated singers are encouraged to wear a mask (per CDC guidelines).

  • Singers are encouraged to monitor their own situation and make the best decision for themselves.  The Chorale will not be the mask police.  

  • The Chorale will not pass judgement on anyone wearing or not wearing a mask.  We respect each singer’s decision.  All singers who come to rehearsal will support their fellow singers in their decision.

  • All singers who are experiencing symptoms or illness are encouraged to stay home and not attend rehearsal.

  • The Chorale is dedicated to singing at the highest possible level.

  • The Chorale will monitor the pandemic and the CDC guidelines on a weekly basis.  Changes to these guidelines will be made as needed.

  • As of July 1, 2021, The Fond du Lac School District has a mask optional policy for anyone using school district facilities.  The Chorale will follow any Fond du Lac School District policies as they are modified throughout the year.

  • Singers who decide to wear a mask at the December concert will be asked to wear a solid black mask.  No gaiters will be allowed.

 

Let’s all be patient and work together to bring SSC back to our community!  We are confident that we can perform at a high level and keep everyone safe!

South Shore Board of Directors Statement

3. 31.  2020

South Shore Chorale's COVID-19 Statement - March 31, 2020

Our entire world has been impacted by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  Due to this pandemic, the South Shore Chorale Board of Directors has come to the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Chorale's 2020 spring concert season.  This includes our concert on May 2, 2020 of Brahms Requiem.  South Shore Chorale is committed to safety of our performers, patrons, staff, and volunteers.  We will continue to follow the federal and state declarations as it pertains to this pandemic.

 

As hard as this cancellation is, the South Shore Chorale is very excited for our 50th Concert Season in 2020-2021!  We have three major concerts planned including A SSC Christmas on December 5, 2020, A Cathedral Concert on February  27 & 28, 2021, and our 50th Anniversary Concert on May 1 & 2, 2021.  Please watch our website www.southshorechorale.org for more details.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to ensure good health for everyone involved in our organization and our performances.  Stay safe and healthy!  

 

South Shore Chorale Board of Directors

Springtime in Paris
4.27.2019

The South Shore Chorale, Orchestra and guest soloists performed A Springtime in Paris to an energetic crowd on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the Fond du Lac High School Performing Arts Center.  Guest conductor, Dr. Bob Demaree, led the collaborative effort of 200 plus musicians in a special evening of music featuring Faure's Reqiuem, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserbales, April in Paris, and Bizet's Carmen.  Baritone Thomas Weis and Soprano Erin Sura, joined the Chorale and Orchestra for this special evening of music!

An American Salute
4.28.2018

April 28th, 2018 South Shore Chorale celebrated their 47th Annual Spring Concert with An American Salute. An American Salute celebrated the 100th anniversary to the end of WWI. It was a musical tribute to all men and women who have served us in the Armed forces. The main work featured was Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. The Chorale also featured the exhibit Wisconsin Remembers. The exhibit displays a photo of every Wisconsin Vietnam War Veteran whose name appears on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. 

Requiem for the Living
4.29.2017

The South Shore Chorale concluded their 46th concert season on April 29th and 30th with two performances of Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living at St. Paul's Cathedral in Fond du Lac. The concert featured the 150 voice Chorale, a chamber orchestra, and guest organist, David Heller, from San Antonio.