Using the Pandemic to Unlock Creativity

Using the Pandemic to Unlock Creativity

The International Choral Bulletin – Jan 15, 2021

It is now undeniable that there will be a ‘new normal’ in the post-pandemic choral world. For many, the pre-Covid choral tradition was familiar, comfortable and secure, but, as time may show, it may have been limited in its vision and purpose. The pandemic has provided us an interlude with extraordinary possibilities if we are willing to embrace change and find new ways of and reasons for singing together. This article by the International Choral Bulletin will highlight several innovations and experiments undertaken by Canadian choirs and composers as, together, they have engaged in creative and imaginative projects which never would have been thought up without Covid-19.

The Convolution Project

The Sonic Timelapse Project

Veritas: Seeking Truth, Sharing Wisdom
(the Aeolian Singers commission 3 female composers)

Light of Hope Returning
(Elektra Women’s Choir + WomenSing)