The Heat O’ Lakes Harmony mens chorus is back in action—57 weeks since the group’s last indoor rehearsal.

The Pelican Rapids-headquartered vocal group will resume indoor rehearsals on April 12.

Recently, chorus members were polled on a series of questions regarding their viewpoint on when they should resume harmonizing at their indoor rehearsal site. 

“We plan to return to singing while practicing for the care and safety of each chorus member; therefore we encourage each member and guest to have received their complete COVID-19 vaccinations before their return to our rehearsal site,” wrote Brent Frazier, one of the members. 

Prior to the pandemic, the group rehearsed weekly at Faith Lutheran Church in Pelican Rapids. The group has performed throughout the region, including holiday and seasonal concerts.

“Singing masks” will be furnished by our chorus chapter to each singer and they are expected to wear it at all times while indoors. This singing mask will be the sole the property of each singer to care for and wear at future rehearsals. 

As most chorus members will have done minimal singing in the past year, rehearsals will start out slowly to strengthen and exercise voices. Rehearsals will limited to 75 minutes with no coffee fellowship.