'Our twilight month November is,
the evening of the year'
- Ruby Archer, 'November'
We're drawing closer now to the end of this year; the cold setting in and the days shortening. It's been a year of challenges for many; personal, political, medical, environmental. Age of Majority Singers has faced our own challenges as well, organizationally. We started this year with big plans for Branches in the spring, and for further work in this fall semester, but circumstances beyond our control have shaped this year in ways none of us could see coming. Not being able to sing together has been challenging as a community of choral singers, and your board has been working hard to come up with ways to hold the feeling of community close even if we cannot yet share space with each other. This past week, we had our first virtual voice-building session, over Zoom, and it was deeply moving to watch people's faces as we sang, together but apart, safe in the confines of our own homes but voices raised in unison towards the goal of making music together.
We have a second virtual session planned for the evening of December 2nd, please sign up to join us and invite a friend, the more the merrier.
- Jessica Flood, AOMS Secretary
A Note from Our AOMS Artistic Director
Seeing the new and familiar, smiling faces joining us for our first Voice-Building Session this week, reinforced the idea that singing together - even in these strange times, and even while muted online - still has the power to build a sense of community and to bring comfort and healing.
A friend recently shared this NY Times article with me, which speaks to this very concept. Age of Majority Singers is doing what we can to “keep the light on” for our pre-existing community, and those who are seeking that connection through music.
Enjoy this video of vocal music and spoken poetry from a group of like-minded artists in the Netherlands who are also sending this message - “We are here, waiting for our cue...finding new ways, we push through…”
I hope you will join us to “keep the light on” and share the light with others!
Support one of our own AOMS family members! Graeme and his band have recently launched the above song. Check them out on social media and share your love!