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.
Date Posted: Thu, 3 Sep 2020
In August, we were delighted to hear that we had been chosen by our local Waitrose as one of three local groups that month to receive a donation of £333 from their charity, Community Matters.
At a time when we are unable to perform paid sing outs to raise funds, it is a very welcome donation and we would like to give a big thank you to Waitrose, Ruislip for choosing us. We look forward to putting the donation to good use to both reach out to the local community to recruit new members and to, once again, entertain them as soon as we are able to.
Welcome to our new website and a fresh new look!
Date Posted: Tue, 1 Sep 2020
Capital Connection have had a major rebrand, but you might ask why now? We say why not?
We have had the same image and branding for many years and wanted to review our image to reflect who we are as a group and to refresh our approach, energy and commitment. We decided to look at all aspects of our brand from logo and website to costume. We saw this as an opportunity to not only increase the energy of the chorus but to attract new members.
The new logo, which we love, now clearly represents and reflects who we are and the new colour scheme will be echoed through our social media, publicity and costume.
Updating your wardrobe always gives you a lift, so we have done this now to give everyone that much needed boost! It was an opportunity to give us a new fresh look, which is vibrant and eye catching. The new colour palette of navy, white and lime green is a massive change from our purple and yellow and the beautiful white hoodies will let us stand out in a crowd!
We are currently a small, but perfectly formed bunch! The re launch has given us a focus for our energies and, when we are able to recommence regular rehearsals again, will ultimately be an important tool in attracting new members