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Programming Changes Due to COVID-19

We’ve decided to alter our course and abandon the virtual choir plan we announced previously. Instead, we will perform as an outdoor choir and record the performance for later broadcast. No need to record yourself alone at the computer! Interested? Read on!

We’ve decided to reduce the membership fee for fall semester to $50 instead of $70. This is because the semester will be shorter than usual and there is less repertoire than usual.

Rehearsals and recording sessions will be in a field at the director’s house in Cushing beginning the end of September and finishing up by mid-October. Rehearsals and recording sessions will be on weekends and last approximately an hour each time. Masks will be required except when singing. Singers will be spaced ten feet apart from each other.

The repertoire will remain exactly the same: Schubert's German Mass, a setting of Bortniansky’s Lord's Prayer, and the hymn "Lift Every Voice and Sing." The platform My Choral Coach will be available free of charge to help you learn your part on your own but you will not need to record your voice.

We’ve nicknamed the group The Lemonade Choir to distinguish it from Down East Singers. The name will not appear in any publicity. Why Lemonade Choir? Because when you get lemons you make lemonade! That’s what we’re doing!

We have scheduled a Zoom meeting for anyone interested in hearing more or asking questions. It will be next Tuesday, 22 September, from 7 to 8:30 PM. If you’d like an invitation to the Zoom meeting please email us at

If you’d like to register for Lemonade Choir please go to the Join Us page, download the registration form and follow the directions for payment through the mail or online.

If the $50 is a problem for you, please let us know. We have scholarship funds available and we don't want to leave anyone behind. All singers 18 and younger sing for free as usual.

Want to Sing with Down East Singers?

2020 Spring Registration
and First Rehearsal

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 starting at 6:15 PM
at Nativity Lutheran Church
179 Old County Road, Rockport

Get directions

New members and those who have been away from the group for three or more semesters are asked to do a voice placement check to determine which section they are best suited to sing in.

See Join Us page for more information.


Tuesdays from 7 to 9:15 PM
at Nativity Lutheran Church

Get directions

Sight-reading skills desired, but not required. Semester dues are $65. For more information, call 207-619-0413 or email us.

Down East Singers

PO Box 996, Rockport, Maine 04856