A Note From David 




Dear Friends,

During the past 18 months, our lives have been impacted by COVID-19 in ways we couldn’t foresee at the beginning of the outbreak. More than 630,000 Americans have died and many thousands more worldwide. Our healthcare system was and continues to be overwhelmed, our children’s education has been substantially curtailed, many people have lost their livelihoods, and we have been socially isolated from friends and family. Through it all, we hoped and prayed for a vaccine that would prevent severe illness and death from this lethal virus.

Through the work of dedicated medical researchers and pharmaceutical companies, those hopes and prayers were realized as a life saving vaccine was made available to us in early 2020.

It provided a ray of hope that we were on the right path to eradicating COVID-19. Regrettably, we’ve suffered a setback with the new variants, but through continued vaccinations and safety protocols, we have every reason to hope that we will be successful in controlling the infections and getting back to a normal way of life.

Performed by the River City Men’s Chorus,  Joseph M. Martin’s beautiful “Pathway of Hope” and the accompanying poignant photographs remind us to have faith and not to give up hope! We will get through this together – families and friends, neighbors and coworkers. Get your vaccinations, be safe, and walk that pathway of hope!


David A. Glaze
Conductor/Artistic Director