The Chorale had to suspend its 2019-2020 season in early March 2020 due to the dangers of performing choral music during the pandemic. In an effort to continue to connect with our audience, and to allow singers to make music, Artistic Director, Dennis Houser, commissioned the creation of something special.
This is the Prescott Chorale’s sixth year of performing outstanding choral music in the Quad Cities area, and the first time that we brought together 35 of its singers for this special endeavor.
It was a new experience for our singers to create a virtual choir by recording their individual voices in their living room, or office, or at a friend’s house, on an smart phone or computer. All their recordings were then sent to Assistant Director, Jacob Gilbert, who provided the technical expertise to pull it all together and produce the sound you hear of “one chorus”.
“The Lord Bless You and Keep You” by Peter Lutkin, an American composer at the beginning of the 20th century. This benediction has been a staple of a cappella choral music and includes a well-known seven-fold “Amen”.
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