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The Stage Is Set

Every rehearsal since our fabulous retreat with coach Kim Wonders has been intense — but fun — as we work toward our regional contest in May. There will be two “firsts” for that occasion: competing virtually by submitting a video (optional during the pandemic) and competing in the Open Division category. Open Division means that in no more than ten minutes we will perform a skit that includes three songs (not the traditional two), some spoken lines, and the use of props. The Open Division submission will be scored differently than a traditional package.

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Confessions of a Conehead

I’m not really a Conehead, but I played one at MVA Chorus’ weekend retreat this year.


That’s just the most recent in a series of characters I’ve morphed into during my 12 years with the chorus. We often prepare skits, by voice section, for our retreats and they are part of a themed dinner party.

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