Joy to the world
I’m sorry to say we have had a second notification of a positive Covid test, both of which are in the tops. Carl and the committee have had to make the very difficult decision to cancel Monday’s session (27 sept). This will be for one week only to give everyone time to be doubly sure that they have no symptoms and have tested negative on several occasions.
I understand that many people will be disappointed as they are perfectly well but we have a duty to everyone to consider their well-being.
As I said in the previous email, this is something we will have to learn to live with and at the present time we have no plans to cancel any other sessions. After all, we’re looking on the bright side and have lots more singing to do!
We hope you understand and, as always, if you have any queries please email me.
Our first outdoor sing for a while. Lovely to see people outside of their Zoom windows and to hear harmonies again. Some of them were actually quite beautiful, at least they didn't make Carl grimace too much!!
We’re back - and in harmony! Well, mostly! It was wonderful to be joined at the Cattle Market by so many familiar happy faces so greatly missed on Zoom. The ‘newbies’ picked up the songs so quickly we were soon making a fabulous sound and this fills us with optimism for the future. Looking forward to seeing everyone in September.
On 31st October, the first "live" choir session since March took place in the Traders' Hall in the Cattle Market. Many thanks to the Committee who had worked hard, interpreting the guidelines, devising a Risk Assessment and chalking places for us to stand. The pigeons were an appreciative, if flighty, audience.
Another session had been planned for Saturday 14th November, but has had to be postponed, due to the lockdown
Hazel, our Chair, writes;
What a wonderful morning! The howling wind and the driving rain of Storm Aiden could not deter the socially-distanced singers who made it to the cattle market in Melton today. Everyone stuck to the rules and kept to their allotted space but it was great to be able to see people face to face (not too close!) and exchange news and smiles and laughter.
Carl’s programme of songs was a perfect mix of old and new and it was delightful to hear the harmonies (well, most of the time!) and combined voices after so long. It shows how much we’ve learned during our Zoom isolation. We even had to have an encore of Fa’a Fetai so that the boys could enjoy their spectacular ending! So thank you, Carl, for your patience and enthusiasm. Here’s to the next time.
By the way, Carole Clohesy joined us and sang along with great gusto even if she didn’t always know the tune - or the words! – so well done to her. And she came all the way on her bike!
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