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The Community Chorus of Peabody brings adults of all ages and backgrounds to make music together in Baltimore city under the direction of Kristen Toedtman. We strive to be a vehicle for community interaction by engaging our audiences in singing and by hosting several Open Sings throughout the year for all who wish to attend.

Our Spring 2022 Semester will begin virtually, via Zoom. Once it is safe to meet in person, we will transition to in-person rehearsals. This Spring, we are excited to join Marin Alsop and the BSO (as well as Morgan State Choir and local community choirs) to present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Meyerhoff. Final rehearsal and performance schedules are below. We will be focussed on Beethoven for the first portion of our semester and turn towards community singing for the final month. 

We begin each rehearsal with stretches, vocal warm-ups, and discussion of vocal technique and other issues. Then we learn and practice 1-2 songs with all members muted, utilizing the space bar (or un-mute button) to chime in on certain notes and ask questions. 

Materials Needed

  • Computer with built in (or external) microphone*
  • Zoom software downloaded (no need to log in)

In addition, it is helpful if you have:

  • Computer Built in (or external) camera*

*Choristers can use a mobile device to dial in for audio and/or use a separate

Details of when we meet

Virtually

Wednesdays  6:00– 7:30 pm  
Via Zoom link, emailed first week, upon registration

In Person*

Wednesdays 6:00– 7:30 pm
Henderson Hopkins School
Auditorium
2100 Ashland Avenue
(Street parking)

*We will meet in person once it is safe to do so (and no sooner) following the most updated protocol. Masks (KF94, suitable for movement required for singing) will be available or bring your own. All registered students of Peabody must answer a questionnaire via the AUXS app before entering any campus every time.

We begin each rehearsal with stretches, vocal warm-ups, and discussion of vocal technique and other issues. Then we learn and practice 1-2 songs with all members muted, utilizing the space bar (or un-mute button) to chime in on certain notes and ask questions. 

Monday, April 4, 2022
7:00– 9:30 pm Piano-Chorus Rehearsal/Run-through

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
7:30– 10:00 pm Rehearsal at JMSH

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
7:30– 10:00 pm Rehearsal at JMSH

Thursday, April 7, 2022
8:00 pm Performance at Strathmore

Friday, April 8, 2022
8:00 pm Performance at JMSH

Saturday, April 9, 2022
8:00 pm Performance at JMSH

Sunday, April 10, 2022
3:00 pm Performance at JMSH

How to join:  

  1. Register
  2. Contact communitychorus@jhu.edu 

Include any singing background you might have (have you sung before? have you sung in groups? what voice type do/did you usually sing (soprano, alto, tenor, bass…)?)  Ask any questions you might have  

What to bring  

  • Black 3-ring binder
  • A good attitude  
  • Water 

Who we are  

  • A growing group of men and women from various backgrounds and ranging in age from 20s to 70s  
  • Singers from a range of experience: from complete novices to seasoned choral singers  

What we sing  

  • Music by rote from different traditions (Americana, African American, World)  
  • Old and new music from the classical tradition  
  • Contemporary music arrangements  

Where we sing  

  • We perform in, with and for the community at Community Sings throughout the year, as well as various partnerships. Each semester we also sing a recital at the downtown Peabody campus.

Any other questions?
Send an email to communitychorus@jhu.edu.

Photo credit: Spoticus Photography