STOP PRESS! Our recent Easter video of If Ye Love Me has just been released. We hope you enjoy it!
Sadly, the choir has been unable to meet in person since the first lockdown in March 2020. However we have maintained contact with each other! We have been holding weekly Zoom meetings, just to keep in touch. Yes, the socialising is so very important…. and we’ve incorporated rehearsals under our Musical Director, Helen Styles. Helen is incredibly enthusiastic and determined to find ways to keep us singing, with the support of our wonderful accompanist, Judith Creighton. We’ve also been very lucky to have ‘guest’ members joining us remotely in our rehearsals – friends from other choirs that we have met through Come and Sings over the past years.
We used the Making Music templates for investigating the possibilities of resuming rehearsals in person, but thus far it has not proved possible to do so.
We were unable to hold our Christmas concert in 2020 but produced two videos: White Christmas and O Holy Night. Both pieces were arranged by Helen who also does all the technical stuff to produce the recordings! O Holy Night was part of an online concert organised by a charity which Helen supports, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society.
It looks as if we will be continuing to sing over zoom during the summer term 2021, despite some easing of lockdown rules. Helen has chose a good programme to raise our spirits!
It is not easy. Many members find Zoom meetings a trial and singing on your own is not much fun. The technology of recording is beyond many of us. But we are determined to keep the spirit of the choir alive and to keep members in touch with each other.
We will get through this!