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Music City Chorus won’t let COVID-19 stop virtual rehearsals

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Posted at 8:18 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 23:35:30-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — COVID-19 has put many parts of life on hold, but the Music City Chorus is determined to make sure that cannot be said about their rehearsals — at least virtual rehearsals.

At 7 p.m. every Tuesday, the group meets over the now-ubiquitous app ZOOM to conduct rehearsals virtually.

“This is a really important community in a lot of our lives, so keeping that in tact, even when we can’t see each other in person is a really good morale boost for all of us,” said Patrick McAlexander, one of the choir members.

Like the 50 other singers in the group, Patrick McAlexander has temporarily turned his home into an auditorium built for one.

“I think there’s something about singing together in a group that makes you feel this closeness with each other, this community,” McAlexander said.

While ZOOM meetings make it impractical for all 50 members to sing together, the group can break out into smaller sections and follow a leader who sings while the others are muted. The group wants to keep practicing for the day when COVID-19 is just a memory.

“I know the world is going to be in need of a lot of music at that point” McAlexander said.