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Watch Choir Performances on YouTube
November 8, 2020

Beautiful music – the kind that sooths and comforts – may be needed now more than any other time in modern history. Count on the Walters State Community College Choir to offer some of its best performances for everyone to view online.

Performances by ensembles and soloists are now featured on the Walters State YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/c/WaltersStateCommunityCollege. These videos are also being shared through Walters State social media platforms.

“Singing is such an expression of humanity, and the students and I are very thankful to be able to sing this semester,” said Laura Ritter, head of the college’s music and theatre program.

“For many of my students, choir is the only class they have on campus. It gives them a sense of belonging and engagement. No matter who you are or where you are from, choir is a chance to be part of something bigger than yourself.

“We are not rehearsing online. We meet in small groups in large spaces, with social distancing and masks. I have five other instructors assisting me since we are splitting into small groups. They have been such a great team and have played a vital role in keeping our choir students together,” Ritter said.

Performing online has had some positive, unexpected benefits. More soloists can be featured and students can find creative ways to share their music. A recent video by 

students Austin Lloyd, Isaiah Crawford and Colby Hall put a creative dance spin on “Hello Song,” which is a special treat for the area’s children.

The choir will be posting videos throughout the semester.