|Type of post:||Chorus news item|
|Posted By:||Sue Madden|
|Date Posted:||Fri, 11 Sep 2020|
|With the news of a change in guidelines for amateur singing groups to meet and rehearse again, we were eager to schedule our first rehearsal since lockdown.
The rehearsal took place in a local park where we were able to get together in a safe, sensible and socially distanced way. We have all missed our Wednesday evening rehearsals so much, so it was lucky that the weather was on our side – although we were all so desperate to rehearse together again that we would just have brought our raincoats and brollies and braved the rain if necessary!
We only met for an hour, but we packed lots in. Our MD Debi, led us in some warm ups and established repertoire songs, followed by the first real run-through together of our three lockdown learners – Wake Me Up, Don’t Stop and A Million Dreams. Singing together after such a long time was an emotional experience for everyone.
We also made sure we had time to catch up with each another and even managed a socially distanced photo shoot for some of our new walk out costume. However, it was a bittersweet evening, as only just the night before, further social restrictions were announced, and although we can technically continue to meet, at the moment it doesn’t feel the right thing to do to keep our members safe.
So, as the song goes, We’ll meet again, don’t know where don’t know when… but wherever and whenever it is, it will be another emotional evening we’re sure.