In the summer of 2020, in the middle of restrictions imposed due to COVID-19, Christian Giddings became CODA’s new Music Director. Dr. Giddings earned a Doctor of Musical Art, Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; and is currently the music program director at Kents Hill School in Readfield, Maine. He will assume his new role in September 2020 coordinating and directing virtual choral rehearsals while physical rehearsals are suspended.
CODA President Ruth Lund commented, “We are excited to have Christian join CODA. He brings a diverse set of skills, including working with a variety of different choruses and age groups. He’s a perfect fit for CODA.” She adds, “We are delighted that he’ll work with the chorus to maintain continuity during the many challenges the COVID pandemic presents to singing groups.”
(Photos Courtesy of Elise Klysa)
May, 2020: A Standing Ovation of Appreciation and Gratitude to our outgoing Music Director Joelle Morris and Accompanist Rebecca Caron
Thank you for the fun.
Thank you for sharing your talents and enthusiasm.
Thank you for the joy of music.
Thank you for 8 years of musical adventures.
Thank you for all of it!
We wish you the best!
Love and Gratitude from CODA Chorus.