Tucson Girls Chorus switches plan for annual winter concert due to COVID-19 pandemic

Posted at 12:25 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 14:39:12-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The holidays bring tradition. For the Tucson Girls Chorus that tradition is singing live in front of hundreds.

“We all have the same goal. We all want to make this wonderful space and have those amazing feelings that are present when you sing with your sisters," said Tucson Girls Chorus Member, Krista Sevinsky.

Even in a pandemic, the Tucson Girls Chorus is prepared to spread some festive cheer. This year, they are doing it in a new way. "We took this situation, which is challenging, and we took the challenge as an opportunity for creative output," said Tucson Girls Chorus director, Marcela Molina.

The group's creativity was put to the test. "The plan was to have a drive-in concert at Park Place Mall. There was to be a wonderful portable stage with two screens," said Molina.

That plan quickly changed after Tucson City Council voted to implement a mandatory curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting Friday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 23.

Tucson Girls Chorus is still determined to give its members their moment in the spotlight, which will now happen virtually. On Sunday, December 20 at 3:30 p.m., family and friends can hop online to tune into the annual Sounds of Winter concert.

"We decided that it is for the best interest of the community that we don't encourage any gathering," said Molina.

As for the girls, they said they are just happy to see their friends, even if it is from behind a screen. "I think they understand that it's for their own benefit that we are doing this," said Molina.