A lot of things have been rapidly changing now that nearly the entire world has been in self-isolation for over two months. It’s normal feel like a lot of simple joys have been taken away: getting brunch with friends, going to the grocery store without feeling anxious, and going to live music concerts, just to name a few.
With no music, sports, or other live events to attend to, it is no understatement to say that we are bored. We can only play video games, watch TV and attend Zoom parties for so long!
So that is where this special couple comes in. They knew that people were getting his hard with some personal challenges during this time, so they wanted to spread some joy and entertainment throughout their neighborhood.
What they have been doing is called “Social Distance-Sing.” Get it?
Leah Edwards and her husband, Dimitri Pitta, are from South Carolina, where they have been working hard to bring their community together with their musical talents.
Thankfully, the professional opera singers do this all while still respecting the social distancing guidelines. They set everything up at the end of their driveway in Mount Pleasant. There, they perform all different types of opera pieces — from classical to contemporary — for their lucky neighbors who really enjoy it.
The couple’s performances are a great source of entertainment as people begin to get tired of laying on the couch, but it is also more than that. Through their shows, they are helping people in their community come together when normally they would be torn apart. It creates a wonderful sense of moral.
The idea began because of the couple’s rehearsals, actually. The neighborhood was able to hear them anyway, so they thought why not take it one step further?
“We’re practicing, they say they can hear us anyways, so we said why not take it to the driveway and make it a concert,” Edwards recently told WCBD. “It gets everyone out, checking on each other and get some breath of fresh air and make music.”
The couple actually performs at the Gaillard Center — a theater in Charleston that presents big-name concerts, Broadway shows, classical music and dance performances — which is a pretty big feat.
Despite this, they don’t mind opening up their talents to smaller crowds for the time being — you know, however long we will be in self-isolation. Why not use your skills to bring people joy? This generous couple has no qualms about it.
Edwards and Pitta’s neighbors have shared that their social distance-sing now gives them something to look forward to. Everyone swings by, while remaining 6 feet apart, and lay on the grass while simply chilling out. That doesn’t sound too bad to us!
“It’s just a wonderful thing the neighbors have done and I’m just so thankful to them,” one neighbor shared.
If people are staying safe and socially distancing while enjoying the performance, this honestly sounds like a great idea! Soak up the sun, spend some time with your community and listen to some good live tunes thanks to this lovely couple.
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