And now? What will be the future of the chorality indeed of my choir? Will we go back to being what we were before? These are the recurring questions that many choristers and conductors ask us disoriented by this sudden disaster that has fallen on us … crucial questions that are a cause for anxiety and discouragement… it is true, what is happening is the antithesis of chorality … the essence of the choir is based on SHARING, ON THE HUMAN RELATIONSHIP, ON SQUEEZING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER AND SINGING THE JOY OF BEING TOGETHER, ON BEING PART OF A COLLECTIVE THAT BECOMES A SINGLE VIBRANT BODY OF EMOTIONS … and then the moments of brotherhood with other choirs, the reviews, the festivals, the twinnings … behaviors that inevitably bind us and cement the relationships between choristers and between choirs all over the world. All this seems to have dissolved with disarming speed. We are living an important historical moment, a moment that we could never have imagined… but we are here, now, to reassure you: the Chorus Inside Federation is there. Every day we receive a word of comfort and a message of hope from each one of you. We are happy to know that, despite the difficulties, choral singing continues, choirs survive even the worst epidemics and we firmly believe that singing is today more than ever the best cure for the soul. We would like you to know that:
- True relationships and important bonds are highlighted precisely in times of difficulty. Those who have in their hearts rooted the true principles of chorality will not erase them and, at the appropriate time, will be ready to manifest them as and more than before; those who do chorality for reasons related to personal interests or without a strong motivation, will keep at a distance and will simply turn off their interest.
- Needless to deny, we will not return as soon as before … fear, fear of still being exposed to possible infections, will certainly limit human relationships and the activities of the choirs, especially as regards travel, twinning, festivals, concerts, etc …
- As a Federation, we will fight so that our Italian choral heritage is not weakened or reduced… we believe that the category of Italian chorality is also an important part of our society and as such must be adequately supported by the institutions. What? As soon as possible, we will ask the Government to intervene so that the rich cultural heritage represented by our choirs does not disappear … Italian culture owes much to chorality, which therefore deserves to be protected and protected.
We are sad but not dejected… We take care of you every hour of the day and we keep in touch as much as possible with choirs from all over the world to be present and updated on the situation … let’s try to understand what the world will be “after” and prepare for this great challenge. For the moment, we send you a big choral embrace that can convey to you our closeness and our encouragement to resist and protect that flame that burns in our hearts… that will soon explode in the most beautiful choral songs ever heard! As always, for everything, we are there… do not hesitate to contact us. With affection. David