As you likely know, TWSC was ever so disappointed for our members, friends and family that we were not able to participate in our Region 10 Competition, March 19-22, in Houston, due to the necessary cancellation by SAI of world-wide regional competitions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. SAI is currently working on a plan to allow competing choruses to video their contest performances and send them for evaluation as a make-up for regional contests. And although we were only competing for evaluation this year since we were champions the previous year, we are also working on a plan to video our prepared performance and send it for evaluation.
The health and welfare of our members is always our major concern, so we have postponed our weekly Monday night live rehearsals. However, we are now using technology in order to give our members a way to stay connected, keep our brains and bodies engaged, and make musical progress. We are delighted to be able to hold meetings, rehearse, have separate section rehearsals, have private vocal instruction and keep up with changes and innovation through FaceBook Live, Zoom and our created Homefun site. I am happy to report that we have had almost 100 percent participation in all of our meetings and rehearsals. Music brings us joy, and being connected with each other and engaged in TWSC has been and continues to be great therapy!
I am happy to announce that plans are continuing for our July 11 annual show, TWSC Live – A Run for the Roses, featuring Live it UP! Quartet and our other award-winning quartets, to be held at Sts Simon and Jude Catholic Church in The Woodlands. Show information will be forthcoming. Your past support of our chorus through our shows and fundraisers has allowed us to continue in our quest for musical excellence, both regionally and internationally. We cannot express to you how much we appreciate and value you for that support.
On behalf of TWSC, I wish you and your loved ones health and safety.
Master Director of TWSC