By David Salazar
The Metropolitan Opera Guild has announced the return of the Community Voices Choir.
The organization, which was originally called the Creative Aging Choir, will resume in February. There will be no auditions and all singers of all backgrounds and experiences ages 55 and up are welcome.
The ensemble will take place during a 10-week program on Wednesdays starting on Feb. 1 and running through March 29, 2023. The organization will deliver a performance on April 5, 2023 at the Kaplan Penthouse located at the Samuel B. and David Rose Building. All participants must commit to 10 sessions as well as deliver a participation fee of $30.
The program will be led by Composer and Choral Conductor Lisa Holsberg as well as soprano and Guild Teaching Artist Gina Hanzlik.
“Last season’s initial cycle of this program provided an opportunity to build a new community of learners who came together to make music after months of isolation,” said Stuart Holt, Director of Learning and Engagement, Metropolitan Opera Guild, in an official press statement. “We hope that this second cycle of the program can continue to highlight the transformative impact that music can have on all students, regardless of age, ethnicity, experience, or expertise.”