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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.

In this time of social distancing, our spring session will comprise weekly sessions of 90 minute Zoom rehearsals. Links are sent to registered members. We begin each rehearsal with stretches and vocal warm-ups. 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.

We will culminate our 16-week session with a virtual choir video presenting a new commission by Baltimore musician and producer Wendel Patrick. Details on how to participate will be discussed during the session.

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*
  • Headphones
  • An extra device for recording yourself

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

Details of when we meet

Wednesdays  6:00 – 7:30 pm  
Via Zoom

How to attend:  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  
  • Join the mailing list: In lieu of registration, we have an email list to which Kristen sends song links and information. Write peabodycc-request@lists.johnshopkins.edu to sign up.

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