Bucks County-based male a cappella group Cordus Mundi plans to begin the 2020-2021 concert season in COVID-conscious fashion online with a succession of regularly-issued virtual videos featuring Cordus members, Cordus alumni, and guests.
Cordus friends and fans can look for a series of music videos through December, culminating in some much-needed and comforting carols during the Christmas season.
Additionally, Cordus Mundi will be continuing the group’s regular Cordus Conversation series, a collection of online conversations with Cordus artistic director/founder Rick Rosen, music director Tim Harrell, and numerous musical colleagues.
Cordus Conversations have thus far been held with choral luminaries including composer/conductor Craig Hella Johnson, composers Ola Gjeilo & Michael Bussewitz-Quarm, and educators David Frying and Joy Hirokawa.
Cordus Mundi new music, events and other materials are accessible online via Cordus’ YouTube channel, Facebook page, and website (www.cordusmundi.com).
Says Rick, “OK, so Cordus Mundi’s 15th season just happens to come up this very unusual year, in this most unusual of musical environments. It’ll be unlike any previous Cordus Mundi season – we can pretty much guarantee that – but we’ve got a lot to be proud of, and throughout the upcoming months, we will rise to the challenge and celebrate fifteen years of male a cappella singing.”
With the new year, Cordus Mundi will begin work on an early-spring special 15th Anniversary Celebration, currently planned as an online watch party, complete with new music, guests, and surprises.
Regular releases of new online music videos featuring Cordus Mundi audience favorites and Cordus Conversations will continue.
“We recognize that this is not necessarily the season that any of us thought about when the planning began, but at Cordus Mundi, we view this season as an opportunity for all of us to experience the group and our music in greater depth,” notes Rick. “While live performance is, of course, our shared ultimate goal, we’re looking enthusiastically forward to making music for our audience, even under these creative and challenging circumstances.”