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UPDATED Nov. 4: Arlington's community chorus, Mystic Chorale, held its fall performance Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington. There was also a virtual attendance option.

This concert is titled "There Will Always Be Singing," and it is expected to explore the power of music and community to improve mental wellness, according to an email sent to YourArlington.

Tickets were priced at $26.03 to attend the live performance and $15.75 for the virtual performance live-streamed.

Those interested in viewing the virtual show were asked to purchase tickets in advance here >>

In person tickets can be accessed here >>

The Mystic Chorale is made up of some 150 singers led by Music Director Mike Pfitzer. According to media representative Arlyn Roffman, the program reflects a variety of locations, styles, cultures and time periods.

In a recent newsletter, the chorale announced it is set to be joined that night by members of the Boston chapter of the group Opera on Tap — an organization dedicated to making opera performances more accessible.

Mike Pfister, visiting music director/ Mystic Chorale photo

The concert is named after Jewish-American composer Linda Hirschhorn’s "There Will Always Be Singing," which became something of an anthem for many vocalists around the country during the pandemic, according to information in the news release.

The program is set to feature songs with themes of overcoming challenges, including a community singing version of Simon and Garfunkel’s 1970 hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and popular recent songs such as Brandi Carlile and Alicia Keys’ "A Beautiful Noise."

This performance is expected to be mask optional for audience members, according to Roffman.

Learn more about the organization here >>

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This news announcement was published Friday, Oct. 20, 2023, based on information from Arlyn Roffman, who represents the Mystic Chorale to the media. Brynn O'Connor, YourArlington's assistant to the editor, prepared the copy and did the layout. It was updated Oct. 22,, to include information about mask wearing, and again Nov. 4, to detail the special guest performers and to include links to ticket purchases.