Singers supporting social change movements through innovative choral events.
Return to Choir Plan: Polaris
The presence of COVID-19 in Nova Scotian life has disrupted regular plans for the 2020-2021 choir season. The introduction of new guidelines has meant a rethinking of how Choirs for Change can present choral programming that continues to inspire participation by community members while pursuing the values and goals which are foundational to the organization’s mission.
There are two primary realities of this unique season. First, is that no matter our attempts, this choral season will not be in the shape of what we regularly offer. This will be a very different kind of season, and its full detail will only be realized as we progress through the year. The second reality is that there will be a component of virtual/online programming. This will change the way the choir members approach participating in the year, and the demand placed on choir leadership.
In discovering a path forward, Polaris will remain steadfast in achieving two goals:
Artistic work that is relevant to social justice movements
To provide programming that connects individuals and creates community through shared experience
The Polaris team is planning to deliver these goals through programming that combines in-person and online activities. These activities will, at all times, meet the guidelines and regulations in place by public health and other leading bodies in regards to COVID-19 protocols. These activities will be creative and flexible.
While we're not able to present live performances due to covid-19 restrictions, we have taken the opportunity to add archival recordings of our past performances to our new Soundcloud page! You will find great music from Polaris, Spira, and Eastern Horizon stretching back the past few seasons.