This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:
During the height of the pandemic, medical experts characterized group singing as a potential super-spreader event. Choirs and choruses were relegated to an unsatisfying Zoom experience until some determined musicians, including a local Massachusetts couple, figured out a way for individual singers to sing together — while apart — each from the safety of their cars. These unusual melodic assemblies became so-called “driveway choirs.” Their story is captured in the new documentary, “The Drive to Sing.”
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Bryce Denney is the director of the film. He is a microchip verification engineer, as well as a singer and pianist. He has a degree in physics and piano performance from Oberlin College.
Kathryn Denney is the producer of the film. She sings in the Labyrinth Choir a professional choir in Metrowest Boston, has directed choirs and has taught elementary school music for many years. She has a bachelor of music degree in French Horn from Oberlin Conservatory.