Brooklyn man unites voices of Corona Community Chorus from across the globe
Casper ter Kuile, left, and his husband, Sean Lair, wave goodbye to their virtual community choir members from their home in the Brooklyn borough of New York on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Created to combat social isolation in times of coronavirus, more than one hundred people from around the world joined the hour-long sing along session.
Posted at 12:54 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated2020-04-04 12:54:59-04
NEW YORK — More than 100 people from across the United States and other parts of the world sing together every Sunday at the Corona Community Chorus.
The chorus is hosted from the Brooklyn home of Casper ter Kuile, the author of “The Power of Ritual.”
The virtual singing group meets on Zoom. It seeks to ease anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak through the healing power of music.
Kuile uses instruments like the traditional Indian accordion known as the shruti box.
Some of the songs are in Gaelic, Latin and Hebrew. Others go from fun nursery rhymes to those inspired by spiritual traditions.
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