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Frederick Douglass students perform in virtual choir

Posted at 11:19 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 12:55:50-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — So many of the normal high school experiences have been lost or altered because of the pandemic.

But Frederick Douglass High School Choir Director Jordan Lindsey found a way to give students the chance to perform this fall. He had each student record themselves singing individually before editing it together.

The finished product shows how hard students have worked this year, Lindsey said.

"They wanted to be able to perform and this was the only way that I could really think to give them an opportunity to do that," he said.

The effort to make it happen was well worth it, he said, to hear their reaction to the final video.

"They were so pumped and that just thrills your soul to see kids, especially during this time, to have that joyful reaction to something," he said.

As students and teachers have faced challenges navigating virtual learning, Lindsey said he's been happy to see his students as engaged as ever with his class.

"I'll have kids private message me over zoom, send me an email, something, just how much they love coming to that choir zoom," he said.

It's especially important for students to have a creative outlet now, he said.

The virtual choir was such a success, Lyndsey said he plans to have students perform via video after students return to in-person classes.