Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Update - August 1, 2022

Dear NDCC Community,

Now that all singers and families are eligible to receive the COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines, it is our intent to hold in-person rehearsals and concerts for the 2022-2023 season. Masks will be optional for singers, directors, staff, and families at our rehearsals. Our concerts will follow the guidelines of the parishes and concert halls in which we perform. While many locations have a mask-optional policy, some venues who serve older and more vulnerable populations continue to require masks. As we are guests of Sunnyside Presbyterian Church and an arm of the University of Notre Dame, we continue to follow the guidelines of these organizations.  

We hope to never return to masks, but should the need arise for a temporary period to reduce transmission of COVID, we will reinstate our mask requirement. Should evidence of transmission occur within the NDCC, individual choirs may shift to online-learning for a week. 

To help us remain mask-optional we ask that you monitor your children for flu and COVID-like symptoms throughout the year and keep singers at home who show signs of:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/having chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Change in or loss of taste or smell, although this is more frequent with COVID-19.

Should a singer test positive for COVID, please alert the NDCC staff via

Thank you for your continued commitment to our singers’ health!


Dr. Mark Doerries, Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Children’s Choir

Associate Professor of the Practice, Conducting
Sacred Music at Notre Dame