Heritage Baptist ChurchChoir and Orchestra
In March of 2020, COVID effectively shut down our Worship Choir. However, we are now beginning the process of relaunching the Worship Choir with physical distancing, but also a new vision for 2021! We realize it may take some time to rebuild, and it will be a little different because of COVID, but we believe now is the time to rebuild!
Kevin Haglund, Worship & Outreach Pastor.
Are the worship services being held indoors or outdoors?
We are holding all worship services indoors until at least March. After March it will be evaluated as to whether we will be inside or outside that particular week. We are still working on ways to incorporate the Worship Choir if the service is moved outdoors; however, string sectionals would only be able to occur for the indoor services. More detailed information will be provided if the contingency plan to move the 9:00 am service outdoors is enacted.
What Sundays will I be able to participate?
As we relaunch, we are planning for the Worship Choir to sing only on the 1st and 3rd Sundays beginning February 7th and continuing through May. If we end up holding worship services outdoors regularly once the weather warms, we may have to adjust that timeline. Hopefully, we will be able to resume weekly rehearsals and worship service involvement in the fall.
What measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus?
All non-related stage personnel will be physically distanced by 6 feet during rehearsals and while on the platform. Although masks are not required on the platform, they are encouraged backstage and when entering and exiting the building. For the Worship Choir, masks are encouraged during rehearsal in the Choir Room, but will not be worn on the platform during worship services. Our facility team has already implemented appropriate cleaning and disinfecting protocols of common areas and restrooms. If you are feeling ill or have recently been directly exposed to someone who has tested positive, please stay home and do not participate.
When will rehearsals begin?
We are tentatively planning to begin weekly Worship Choir rehearsals on Wednesday evenings January 27th.
Will there be childcare available?
Unfortunately, there is still no children’s programming or nursery occurring on Wednesday evenings so we are not able to offer childcare at this time.