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      * * * vigorously building community by chorus * * *

It’s time. Sing with us!

It’s time to rebuild our family and community bonds. It’s time to leverage the power of music to heal and draw us together.


“Vigorously building community by chorus” isn’t just a catchy slogan. Music reaches, draws, inspires. It reaches deep into hearts, draws people together, inspires them to be and do better. That’s what music is for; it’s what Common Chord is designed to do. 


Common Chord is a four-month, community-wide choral performance project designed to provide safe, in-person rehearsal and performance opportunities. If you’ve been missing real, live opportunities to sing with other human beings, we invite you to join us. We believe it’s possible to host safe, in-person rehearsals utilizing appropriate mitigation measures. We especially welcome public and home school students of all ages, members of other church and community choirs currently on hiatus, Summer Musical Enterprise refugees, and whole families looking for a great project to experience together.


We are rehearsing on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Newport Community Center, 434 Blue Grass Trail, Newport, VA. We can’t guarantee absolute sterility or safety, but we can promise that we will take every reasonable precaution we can to limit the transmission of Covid-19. For example, we intend to space ourselves generously throughout the auditorium while we rehearse, wear masks, and ensure frequent room air exchanges.


If you are concerned about singing with others, watch these Youtube videos about reducing airborne virus particles while singing. They contain preliminary results of recent tests analyzing transmission of aerosol particles while singing.


                                                Video #1                                   Video #2


We plan to implement as many of the measures recommended by these scientific researchers as possible, starting with the universal wearing of masks.


If you plan to join us, click here and send us an email through this website so we can have enough music ready for each rehearsal. We want to avoid having participants handle & share the same music.

Click here for info about our Christmas concert.

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Common Chord is an independent, non-profit community organization dedicated to

bringing our community together with exciting, progressive choral music.

Copyright © 2020 by Common Chord. All rights reserved.

The Giles County Community Chorus is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Copyright © 2017 by the Giles County Community Chorus. All rights reserved.

The Giles County Community Chorus is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Copyright © 2017 by the Giles County Community Chorus. All rights reserved.