In the News
This page contains articles about groups who are doing technology-enabled musical events.
May 27, 2021: In It Together is a is a WGBH radio program in which host Arun Rath discusses topics related to COVID-19 with experts, doctors, and community leaders. In the first part of the episode entitled Churches Find Ways To Mourn, Grieve, And Celebrate From Afar, Arun speaks with Jay Lane, music director for St. Anne's in the Fields Episcopal Church of Lincoln, MA, about his choir and congregation's musical experience during the pandemic, which included the adoption of driveway choir, inspired by Kathryn and Bryce Denney.
May 13, 2021: The Red Bank Chorus of the Atlantic in New Jersey is featured in LINCROFT: TUNING UP, ‘CARBERSHOP’-STYLE and 'Carbershop' singers stay in tune in Middletown during COVID, six feet apart
April 19, 2021: Angel City Chorale is featured in Singers tune in to each other as they rehearse without leaving cars
April 16, 2021: NJ.com published Hunterdon Harmonizers get creative to rehearse safely
April 15, 2021: Barry Gabler of the Bay Country Gentlemen was interviewed on Kaleidoscope Spring/Summer 2021.
April 12, 2021: Chemeketa car choir in Salem Oregon is in the news again. Car choir performs for retirement home in first show off campus
April 12, 2021: The Vancouver Thunderbirds chorus is featured in 'Carbershop' chorus keeps harmony alive in Burnaby through COVID-19
March 26, 2021: A Car Choir led by Chrystal Heideman and Tawn Thomas is featured in a Florida TV news segment: Daytona Beach Choir Creates New Way to Practice — From Their Cars
March 9, 2021: Bruce Simonson's Choir for Cars in Juneau, Alaska is featured in ‘Apart but together,’ Juneau’s Choir from Cars gives singers a chance to perform again. See the video and listen to the audio too.
March 2, 2021: The Seattle SeaChordsmen were on the local news in Washington state. See Local barbershop singing group finds creative way to practice during pandemic
February 5, 2021: Kerry Burtis is featured in Chemeketa’s parking lot car choir on a Portland, Oregon news channel. Also in the Salem Reporter, Chemeketa singers use wireless mics, transmitters to sing safely in person. Also https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=823496424955478.
January 19, 2021: Bryce and Kathryn Denney appear in Driveway Choir Finds Creative Way To Perform During The Pandemic
January 17, 2021: The Driveway Choir project (and Kathryn and Bryce Denney) are mentioned in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Worcester Chorus hits right notes with Driveway Choir project
January 11, 2021: David Newman is quoted in NPR's coverage of Luminous Voices' "car concerts": Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform
December 30, 2020: David Newman and Pete Stephens-Brown are featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times. A Baritone Finds a Safe Way for Choirs to Sing Together.
December 17, 2020: The Boston Globe published an article about the upcoming Messiah sing in a parking lot in Bolton, MA. Cars are the perfect choir loft for this ‘Messiah’ sing-along. (link to more about the Messiah sing)
December 13, 2020: News from Madison, Wisconsin: Car Carols, a concert by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir, is streamed to the world from the top of a parking garage. Click to watch the Car Carols concert.
December 6, 2020: Pete Stephens-Brown and Da Upper Yoopers’ Barbershop+ Chorus appears in an article, A cappella group hosts Christmas ‘Car’-oling event
December 1, 2020: "Jersey's Best" magazine article features Somerset Hills Harmony's open rehearsals. Locales across N.J. embrace new ways to celebrate the season — 2020-style
November 24, 2020: A French podcast called Musique connectée reported on the October 24 Brahms event: A Boston, un choeur répète... en voiture
November 22, 2020: The Chorus Pro Musica Brahms Requiem event on October 24 was filmed by the TODAY Show, and they edited it and broadcast this segment: This Choir Sings In Harmony From Their Cars To Keep Everyone Safe
November 1, 2020: St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln performed a live Evensong, and the Boston Globe wrote an article about it: A choir learns to sing as one once more
October 28, 2020: Wisconsin Chamber Choir is featured in Forget tailgates, parking lots are for choir practice
October 23, 2020: NBC Boston did a segment on Mark Mummert's choir in Worcester: Worcester Church Choir Finds Innovative Way to Practice Without Spreading COVID
October 18, 2020: From Ontario, Martha Walli's group was featured in Nickel City Sound singers find a way
October 13, 2020: Sherri Hansen of the Wisconsin Chamber Choir is interviewed in a TV segment: Wisconsin Chamber Choir making adjustments to prepare for performance
October 12, 2020: Rick Merritt from Nvidia wrote Turn Your Radio On: NVIDIA Engineer Creates COVID-Safe Choirs in Cars.
October 10, 2020: Bill Stearns' group is featured in Technology helps Upper Valley choruses stay apart while singing together
October 7, 2020: New York Times writer Bob Morris sang in one of the Denneys' events in Stow, MA and wrote an article about it: A Chorus Finds a Way to Sing. Just Ignore the Steering Wheel
October 4, 2020: In the MetroWest Daily News: First Parish Church hosts driveway choir
September 22, 2020: Somerset Hills is featured in Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus Finds a Way to Sing Together Again
September 16, 2020: One of Bryce and Kathryn's neighbors kept noticing people singing in their cars near the house and was very curious. They told her about the Driveway Choir project, and she wrote an article (Making music together, while staying apart) for Community Advocate.
September 4, 2020: Tori Cook from Chorus Connection wrote an article: Could drive-in choirs be the solution we have all been waiting for. She interviewed several of us who have been doing events like these.
August 28, 2020: Somerset Hills Harmony press release in the local "Patch": Local Choir Perfects Socially Distanced Performing