Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping.
The following is an update from Karena Ingram, Audience Development Manager of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, on how they are adapting and coping during these times.
How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
Unfortunately, Choral Arts has canceled the remaining performances of the 2019-20 season. We were, however, very excited to have had the opportunity to convert our in-person annual Gala event into the Choral Arts Online Auction, and we were successful in surpassing our $30,000 fundraising goal for our education and outreach programs.
Are you doing something for the community or your employees that you want to share with our readers?
We have created a weekly Facebook livestream series called Music with the Maestro, in which Music Director Anthony Blake Clark discusses great choral works with our viewers, features exclusive interviews, and shows virtual performances and audio clips from our singers. Music with the Maestro streams live on our official Facebook page www.facebook.com/
What is the status of your employees?
Our full-time staff members are all working remotely from home, checking in via video meetings daily.
How can readers help you get through the crisis?
Tune into our weekly Music with the Maestro livestreams and enjoy music with us!
How are you coping, personally?
I’m very fortunate to have an extremely supportive team which have been a great source of support and empathy during the crisis. This has been a relief to the day-to-day stress that the pandemic has brought our community.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Baltimore Choral Arts strives to spread joy and togetherness through the power of choral music, even more so now during this difficult time. Your support and participation will help the arts thrive in Baltimore.
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