You should have all gotten an email from Chris, and by now you know that rehearsals and the Beethoven concert have been canceled. It is regrettable, but necessary, as we try to keep contagion to a minimum so that the health system can catch up to the needs.
This will be the last rehearsal announcement; if, however, anything of importance needs to be communicated to you, rest assured I will do so promptly.
If you haven't yet turned in your Gala and/or Britten scores, please contact me soon and we'll figure out a way to get them safely home.
You can keep the Beethoven scores. Do with them what you will--recycle, put them in the bottom of your birdcage, or even retain them and continue learning the music using the rehearsal aids on our website. I recommend the third option. Who knows--maybe we'll do it in the future, and you'll be that much further ahead.
I informed Chris in January that this would be my last semester as Administrator of CASD--who knew that the semester would end so soon? Six years was enough for me, and, while none of us know what the future will bring to CASD, I'm ready to assist the new director in sorting out the ins and outs of CASD as an organization, and I'm sure all of you will step up and do what is needed. I'm not gone yet--the semester isn't over until all music (CASD, Chorale, After Hours, Collegium Musicum) is put away!
I know you all join with me in congratulating Chris on his new position at Wake Forest, and wish him well on his next adventure. He has raised the bar for choral performance in this area; my regret is that Davidson College did not offer him a comparable position.
Acting as Administrator for CASD has been a labor of love, and I look forward to singing, JUST singing, with you in the future.