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April 3, 2020

Issue #15


A Note From the Artistic Coordinator

Dear Family and Friends of NYC,

This week the NYC Board of Directors held a virtual meeting to discuss the impact that the Coronavirus is having on our Spring season. Because of the restrictions being placed on all organizations that gather as well as the length of this pandemic, the Board decided NYC will conclude its Spring concert season now. However, we plan to continue our choir season with individual choirs having virtual gatherings with their conductors on Monday evenings. Each conductor will work to create musical and connection opportunities that are suited to the age of their singers. There will be more information on this coming shortly.

We will make a decision regarding Encore by early May as we gain more information regarding the Coronavirus spread and the associated impacts and recommendations that seem to change daily.

Northfield Youth Choirs is an important part of your singer’s life, and your singers and their wellbeing is very important to us.  Now more than ever the impact of music and art is critical to the human spirit and maintenance of hope. As our choirs continue to meet virtually, we will look for opportunities for our music to serve our singers and others with whom we live. We’re certain we will find these.

Your tuition payments for the remainder of the season will help to keep the organization financially stable. If you are able, we would gratefully accept your payment for the month of April as a donation, and will process it as that for your tax records. If you would prefer, we can apply your April payment as advanced payment for the Fall 2020 season. We also understand that some of you have been directly impacted by this pandemic with an income loss related to employment adjustments. If this is you, please contact the office and we will be happy to help with a refund or credit. Our overall goal is to keep our organization and our families healthy.

Northfield Youth Choirs has been a part of our community for more than 30 years. We embrace the challenge of keeping our choristers engaged through these extraordinary circumstances, and to continue to foster the sense of community in our choirs that we all value. We look forward to next season when we will once again stand side by side with our young people inspiring us with song.

If you have any questions or comments for NYC, we want to hear from you. Please feel free to reach out to your singer’s conductor, the office staff or members of the Board at any time. 

Remain well,

Allyss Haecker and the Board of Directors

NYC contact information:

Office: 507-664-9335

Upcoming Events

  • June 7-12 Encore Musical Theater Camp - TBD
More information is available on our website and google calendar.

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