TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – The Terre Haute Children’s Choir plans to make a return after a nearly two year pause due to COVID-19 concerns.

Artistic Director Gayle McCullough said that parents and choir members are more comfortable to return than before.

Last week, auditions were held for potential new members. McCullough said that they had about a dozen kids audition.

McCullough stated that new grant money from Arts Illiana will help assist the choir in attracting new members after being away for two years.

“We put that money towards scholarships so that we could drastically lower our tuition rate for this spring and make it super affordable for everyone,” McCullough said.

Moving forward, McCullough said she’s excited to be able to reunite with the choir members.

“I miss the process of working with children and working with a choir,” McCullough explained. “I just can’t wait to get back into that.”

McCullough said that there are no planned choir performances upcoming.

The choir rehearses every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts in room 150.