Sing with Us!

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The Rogue Valley Peace Choir is a secular, no-audition choir for all those who can carry a tune. Ability to read music is helpful but not mandatory.

We are planning a regular choir season for 2022-23, which will run from September to May with performances throughout the season. Weekly rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at First United Methodist Church, 175 N. Main St., Ashland.

The launch of the 20th Anniversary Season take place on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 at the church:

  • Sign up: 6:00 to 6:20 pm
  • Sing: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

New members are welcomed without audition during September; experienced singers can join the choir thereafter following a successful audition.

Dues are $225 for the full nine-month season.  Payments can be made semi-annually, $115 in September and $110 in January. Monthly payment is $25 for nine months. The fees include sheet music. Scholarships are available for low-income persons.

Interested in helping us change the world, one song at a time? Contact Director Jerry Campbell at jerry@jlcampbell.net

COVID POLICY

We are excited to welcome everyone back for season 20 of the Rogue Valley Peace Choir. Indoor singing can be risky for transmission of Covid-19, so we ask that all participants weigh their own risk tolerance before deciding to attend. By your attendance, you assume all risks due to possible Covid-19 exposure and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed.

The Rogue Valley Peace Choir Board believes that vaccinations with boosters are the best choice for our society to prevent the spread of Covid. After extensive research, the RVPC board has unanimously decided to continue requiring our members to be vaccinated and boosted in order to sing in our choir. According to our sources, unvaccinated people have a higher risk of covid infection, and can spread this awful disease more easily. Please be prepared to show your proof of vaccination.

Please be prepared to mask up. While we’re hoping masks won’t always be required for a safe environment, our members need to be prepared to wear masks. While ‘singing masks’ allow for more air flow (as well as looking really silly), N95 masks are more effective to stop the spread of Covid. Currently, Jackson County infection rates are low, so we will start our year without requiring masks. We will continue taking a break during the rehearsal. You are encouraged to step outside so that the air can be filtered and improved.

For your own safety and that of our community, please do not attend if you are experiencing symptoms such as sore throat, fever, diarrhea, cough, runny nose, body aches, vomiting, or have had direct exposure to someone with Covid 19.

The RVCP Board will continue to monitor the health situation in Jackson County with respect to Covid-19, will consult with health care professionals, stay up to date with CDC guidelines and will amend our Covid 19 protocols as necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our choir members.

It is the RVCP Board’s sincere hope that we can all come together in song, community, health, and peace.

Elizabeth Bingham
Barb Settles
Michael Silversher
Gregory Scott
David Teegarden

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(Photo: Rogue Valley Peace Choir performs at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Green Show, Ashland, Ore., Summer 2014.)