Like most, if not all other choruses, we have ceased face to face rehearsals and have had several Zoom sessions so far, in place of our normal rehearsal night. It is taking a bit of getting used to and, of course, it is not the same and singing together on the risers, but, none-the-less we are all thankful to be able to keep in touch and keep our members engaged during this time of enforced isolation.
Our MD Peter Donald has been very pro-active in setting up activities such as schedule of PVI's for members and a "Learn to Read Music" course for those of our members who are currently unable to read music.
We have all also learnt a new song over recent weeks which we have each individually recorded a video track of our part singing against the learning track. This has been a bit scary for most of us as hearing you own voice, recorded by itself, can be a bit of a wake-up call.
Peter is hoping to merge them all together into a single recorded track (Good luck with that Peter!!) It is still a bit of fun and, who knows, we might even get better at it as time goes on.
No one knows how long this is going to go on for and I for one am really missing the fun of harmonising with my mates each week.
Dick Bushell - Vice President, Events (A pretty easy job at the moment :0)