Many of us are preparing for a different kind of Halloween this year. Socially distanced trick-or-treating and scary movie marathons at home will be the norm to keep COVID in check.


But there’s a spooktacular way to connect with other music fans this year.


The Savannah VOICE Festival is offering a virtual concert of Halloween-inspired classical and popular music that you can stream from your own home. It’s called "An All Hallow’s Night of ‘Streams’".


SVF has been gaining plenty of experience with streaming performances this year. Their May concert was performed over Facebook live, and the August festival was streamed through the festival website.


Each performance has given co-founder and Executive Director of SVF, Maria Zouves, more insight into how to make the next concert bigger and better. Her hope is that this Halloween concert will surprise people who have been following along online this year and people who may have never seen one of their performances at all.


"It’s the first time that we’ve done streaming in a video/audio combination that tells a full story."


This Halloween’s performance follows three witches who have slept for a decade. Some boys accidentally wake them up by singing. The three sisters wake up to find the pandemic has changed Halloween. Now they aren’t sure how to scare children in order to get their youth back.


If that sounds a bit like "Hocus Pocus", that’s intentional. There are nods to the Disney classic as well as other family favorites throughout the concert.


"It also pays homage to the pop icons that we know and love of Halloween. I don’t mean the slasher movies like the ‘Friday the 13th’. I mean ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Hocus Pocus’ and Hitchcock and ‘The Twilight Zone’."


Planning began before the August festival was even over. Zouves said she was thrilled to have the singers come together and dedicate themselves to this fun event.


"Artists don’t like to stop, so when a project is done, the artist is already thinking about the next project."


Zouves said their test audiences have responded well to what they’re put together in two months. "People can’t understand how we did it with no one being together," she said. "Remember we’re filming all of this separately in our own homes."


For music traditionalists, it isn’t all pop culture. There will also be some appropriate classical tunes.


"There’s a lot of scary classical music out there."


The concert is free and will stream on the SVF website Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. eastern. There will also be an encore stream the next day at 11 a.m. For members of the VOICE Society, you will have access to performances after the stream dates as well.


You can find more information at SavannahVoiceFestival.org/night-of-streams.