“... the traditional Buddhist text the Heart Sutra, with the Providence Singers. This piece ends in a glorious burst of musical joy”
Anthony Tommasini
The New York Times
5 November 2015
(CD: Harrison La Koro Sutro)



 









The 2020-21 Concert Season

The coronavirus pandemic arrived in the United States early in 2020, making the December 14, 2019, performance of Handel’s Messiah with the Rhode Island Philharmonic the Singers’ final concert appearance of 2019-20 season. The 2020-21 experience would be much different.


Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The Choral Art Persists: Remotely, Digitally

The Providence Singers
Christine Noel, Artistic Director

One hundred well-supported choral voices cannot sing together in a rehearsal room or perform for a live audience in a traditional venue when the nation and world are fighting an airborne virus that can spread through simple conversation.

For the 2020-21 season, Artistic Director Christine Noel will lead the Providence Singers remotely in weekly Internet-mediated vocal exercises and rehearsal of at least three works:

While remote rehearsals and vocal exercises will help keep voices strong and focused on mastery of music, the season will also offer other digital choral activities, including “virtual choir” performances, streamed recordings, conversations with composers about their music, access to private online vocal instruction, and opportunities for the public to join in virtual community singing.