On Wednesday 29th July we arranged an outdoor socially distanced concert of some of our favourite MicWire songs performed by The Baker Street Belles. The turn out was fantastic with not only choir members singing along, but also lots of the local village residents dropping by to watch (and dance) as well.
It was amazing to see everyone in person again after having online rehearsals for 18 weeks throughout lockdown! We are all excited to get back to choir rehearsals (and pub visits) together as soon as we are allowed, but this was the perfect intermission to our recently solitary lives.
This rehearsal also marked Grace’s official last ‘maternity cover’ rehearsal with the choir. We need to say such a huge and special thanks to Grace for keeping us motivated online during the strangest year we have all ever experienced. Her rehearsals have certainly been one of the weekly highlights for many of us and it’s been mentioned that singing alone at home has provided the ideal opportunity to really learn the notes – because there’s no-one else to rely on… Silver lining and all that!
The good news is that Kate is returning as our conductor in September AND Grace has agreed to continue working with us too which means double trouble, double bonkers and double vocal experience shared with the choir too.
We’re keeping a close eye on the government guidelines and we will be attempting to facilitate rehearsals as normal as soon as we are allowed although I anticipate that online rehearsals will be continued throughout September. We will be in touch via email as soon as we know more.
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