PENINSULA HARMONY CHORUS

A Community Chorus in Los Altos, California

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Come sing with us!

Peninsula Harmony Chorus is a community a cappella chorus (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) centered in Los Altos, California.

If you love to sing, come spend an evening and sing with us! All are welcome.  Really!  No auditions, no prerequisites, no stress! (No kidding!). See DIRECTIONS for when and where we rehearse.

PHC2021

June 12, 2021: Palo Alto World Music Month

COVID UPDATE -- We're Carefully Coming Back

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Like most choruses around the world, PHC shut down during the COVID crisis, for almost a year. All of us really missed singing together, so during the shutdown, we did what we could. Our on-line practice system allowed individual members to continue to practice at home. For group work, we tried various methods of computer-assisted group singing, but found them unsatisfactory. Instead, our Musical Director was able to continue improving our performance by having each individual member record themselves singing their part to a selected song, e-mailing it in, and having the Director make suggestions for improvement. He also held some on-line musicology classes, including breathing, interval training, pitch identification and karaoke. Members also reached out to international music groups and participated in group singing, where each person recorded their own audio/video, and then a central person put the tracks together and published a group sing. This has turned out to be a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow singers from around the world.

But, nothing replaces the actual experience of singing together in person. PHC takes the health of community and our members seriously, and has fully and carefully complied with government COVID health guidance, especially from our local Santa Clara County Public Health department. We recognize that the COVID pandemic is not yet over. PHC applied for and received from the County a COVID protocol which allows us to sing together given that we follow certain requirements.

Currently, PHC holds on-line Zoom meetings every other Monday, from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. On alternate Mondays, we meet in person, from 6:30-8:00 pm. Anybody is welcome to attend our Zoom meetings, but for in person singing we require the following:
    All attendees must be fully COVID vaccinated
    We meet outside
    We wear masks if singing closely together. We have provided some special “Singing Masks” to our members, and these have worked quite well.
    We can sing without masks with appropriate social distancing outdoors
    We ask any member who exhibits symptoms of illness not to attend.
    We monitor attendees after rehearsals to determine if anyone has developed symptoms.
    We keep attendance records, should contact tracing be required.
    We provide hand sanitizer
    We post our protocol, for our members or passers-by to read

Our rules will evolve as health guidance evolves. We hope in the near future that all COVID restrictions will be lifted, and we can return to our normal operation as described in the rest of this web page.


For more information e-mail:     info@PeninsulaHarmony.org
Or call Jack at (408) 839-1051.