Schools Closed For The Year

Dear friends,

I’m sure you’ve already heard that Governor Baker announced yesterday, for the safety of all of the children, teachers & staff, the schools will remain closed for the rest of this school year.

So that means, of course, that it will be a while before we will be able to come back together again & resume preparing for our first official “Medford Community Chorale & Youth Chorus” concert!

But please don’t despair! LOL That time WILL come, when it is safe for all.

In the meantime, please continue to take good care of yourselves & let’s keep in touch…

And keep singing!




Julie here.

As you all may have heard, all Massachusetts schools are closed for the rest of the school year.

This means that we will not be able to rehearse, and that our spring concert will become our fall concert.

When Betsy sends us the official word, I will post it here.

Happy Pesach and Happy Easter!

Good afternoon everyone,

I just want to take a moment, as we head into the “peak” of the virus outbreak, to wish all those of you and your families who celebrate it a happy and safe Easter and Passover…

It is an unusual time for all of us, and I so look forward to the time when life can resume some semblance of normalcy and we can safely come together and make music together again!

Until then, please take good care of yourselves, and I will keep in touch with any updates as I have them.

And keep singing!


May 31 concert “not possible”; will work with Tufts to reschedule.

Good morning friends,

Here I am again with my weekly “update”.

I hope you and your families are all well as we all continue to adjust to our new “normal”.

As most of you have probably heard, the president has extended the social distancing order, and Governor Baker has announced that all schools will remain closed until at least April 30th. So, unfortunately, I think it is safe to say that a May 31st concert is not possible. Once this crisis is over, and it has been deemed safe for us all to come together again, I will work with our friends at Tufts to determine a new date for our concert.

In the meantime, please keep practicing when you can with your links! Over the weekend I sent each of you – and Julie put up on our webpage <here> – links to the parts for our last concert piece, “Sing!”, which we will be doing together with the youth chorus.

And youth chorus members, this week I am hoping to be able to record and to send to you / put up on our webpage, the parts for your pieces as well…a little musical homework for you!

So for now, please just take good care of yourselves. I miss you all!


Take Good Care!

From Betsy …

Good morning, dear friends,

I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well in these strange and scary times.

Since my message to you last week, as you probably know, the Mayor made the decision that the Medford Public Schools will remain closed until at least April 6.

I miss you all(!) and I look forward to the time when it will be safe for all of us to be together again, and to resume the wonderful work you all began.

I was in touch with the great folks at Tufts Community Relations last week, and I can promise you that, when this crisis is over, we WILL have a concert!

In the meantime, take good care!