A Message to Choral Arts Society Friends

We hope that this finds you well. You are important to us.

While we are not able to sing in person due to Covid-19, the Choral Arts Society is busy planning and adapting. We are exploring new ways to further our mission, “The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin celebrates the human spirit through choral music. In an atmosphere of fellowship and collaboration, the CAS fosters creative talents of musicians and composers. The CAS partners with others who share our passion for artistic excellence.”

The CAS Board and staff will continue to monitor public health recommendations. We long to sing together and to sing for you again. We will be back when it is reasonably safe, and when we have the necessary resources. While we wait, we are dedicated to maintaining our relationship with you and the arts community in our region. We remain dedicated to bringing inspiration through music. We will keep you informed as we navigate this unique situation. We seek to provide high quality digital content as we are able, and will ready ourselves for safe re-opening.

Many of you are in the habit of saving our concert dates on your calendars. Many of us plan life events around rehearsals and performances. Our “new normal” requires us all to be more nimble and adaptable. We are hopeful that this will inspire us to innovate and to find creative solutions. And while the pandemic has had a large impact in a short time, it will not last forever.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions and ideas. We are working from home, but monitoring e-mails and collecting U.S. mail. One thing will never change – our love for you, our friends.

Sincerely,

Julia Suchy, Administrator
Heather Riley Shaffer, Board President

Update – February 2021: The public health situation continues prevent us from safely holding in-person rehearsals or concerts. The CAS board and staff are hopeful that vaccination will make live performance possible during our 2021-2022 season. Tentative plans for in-person concerts include a Lessons and Carols concert in December 2021 and Coronation and Celebration featuring Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Purcell’s “Come, ye sons of art” in April or May 2022. Additional online offerings will also be presented. We will closely monitor the situation and post updates as needed. Thank you for caring.

Choral Arts Society of SE WI Words of Wonder, Wit, and Wisdom October 2019
Photo by Scott Olsen