Statement from our Board President Frank Strauss and our Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum
In alignment with the many steps taken by community leaders and other performance organizations to reduce the risks brought on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that we all are now facing in our lives, and with the safety of all of us and the community foremost in our minds, we are presenting performances this season in a new format.
The Verdi Chorus continues its 37th season with The Fox Singers in Amor y Odio, Songs of Spain and the New World presented by The Verdi Chorus and the Sahm Family Foundation. This musical soirée is the premiere offering of the new online series called VERDI CHORUS PRESENTS led by Founding Artistic Director Anne Marie Ketchum. The Fox Singers comprise the professional ensemble of The Verdi Chorus, which is the only choral group in Southern California that focuses primarily on the dramatic and diverse music for opera chorus.
Future VERDI CHORUS PRESENTS soirées featuring The Fox Singers will include an evening of Neapolitan favorites and Italian art songs and an evening dedicated to American song. These online concerts will be available on the Verdi Chorus website at https://www.verdichorus.org.
The Verdi Chorus has been so successful these many years in large part due to our true sense of family, and as a family we have to do what is in the family’s best interest as our most important and meaningful overriding goal.