Singing in a group is likely to be some way of yet but there are lots of different on-line/Zoom/Youtube based virtual choirs to consider to fill that void.
This one was emailed to me today.
I've no idea if it is good/bad/indifferent but some of you may be interested as they're doing a medley from "Les Miserables" in August.
Further info is available from https://www.virtualmusicteaching.com/virtual-choir
Alos, this Friday (24th July, 5pm) they're doing Vivaldi's "Domine Fili unigenite" then next Friday (31st July, 5pm) it's Handels' Hallelujah Chorus.
If anyone has tried any other online choirs and wants to send suggestions/give feedback that would be great :)
From Sharon - "The Conductor"
From Cathy - Help with a survey?
I wondered if choir members might want to take part in this survey?
A team of academics and choir leaders at Brighton and Sussex Medical School is conducting research into helping choirs get back into their regular activities, following coronavirus lockdown.
They would like choir members to complete their survey available here
For anyone who might be interested in a Zoom opera workshop.
"Join us for a fun four-week series of workshops where you’ll learn all the best singing tips and tricks from a professional choral director from Opera North.
Sign up » https://www.operanorth.co.uk/whats-on...
By the end of the course, you will be able to sing excerpts from Bizet’s Carmen and Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, as well as the rousing Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Verdi’s Nabucco.
In the final workshop singers from all vocal parts will join together to sing as a full virtual chorus via Zoom!
When: Weekly, 20 July – 12 August
Where: Your own home
The workshop is ‘pay as you feel’ – you will have the opportunity to donate however much you like in the checkout stage and before or after each workshop.
From Couch to Chorus and our wider education programme is kindly supported by the Emerald Foundation."
From Sharon - Word Ladder
Can you find the missing 4 letter words in this word ladder? *** clues are board games.
From Sharon - Lost in translation
Can you name the animals in these book titles?
1. Yacqui Delgado wants to kick your equs africanus.
2. bubalis bubalis Trail.
3. The felis domestacus in the Hat.
4. The Enormous crocodylus palustris.
5. The Curious Incident of the canus lupus familiarus in the Night-Time.
6. Fantastic Mr vulpes vulpes.
7. War equs caballerus.
8. The panthera leo, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
9. To Kill a mimus.
10. If you give a mus musculus a Cookie.
11. The bubo service.
12. The Velveteen oryctolagus cuniculus.
13. The Secret of corvus covax Point.
14. The White panther tigris.
15. canis lupus Hall.
From Sharon - Famous sidekicks.
Can you name the famous sidekick of each of the following?
2. Secret Squirrel
4. Sherlock Holmes
5. Inspector Morse
6. Arthur Daley
7. Captain Hook
8. Xena, Warrior Princess
9. Fox Mulder
11. Seeley Booth
12. Frodo Baggins
13. Postman Pat
14. Rocky J Squirrel
15. Don Quixote
16. C Montgomery Burns
17. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell
18. Ford Prefect
19. Dr Frankenstein
21. The Green Hornet
22. Radioactive Man (from The Simpsons)
23. The Lone Ranger
25. Buffy the vampire slayer
From Sharon - "The Choir"
A card sent to Ian,
drawn by Simon Drewe (www.simondrew.co.uk/)
From Sharon - Topical quiz
Can you identify the title of the book by the face mask?
From the September/October/November '89 minutes.
Waiting lists were created for sopranos and altos - more men were needed [a perennial problem!]
To prompt more consistent attendance it was suggested that at the AGM members would be informed of their attendance over the past year "not to offend, only to inform".
As the choir was approaching its 10th anniversary a celebrity concert was suggested - again with Bradley Creswick as the celebrity - in July 1990.
Gateshead Garden Festival asked the choir to perform on 26th May 1990.
For the Christmas concert "despite trying to find a fair distribution system it doesn't appear to have worked. The five remaining tickets were 'shared' " [somewhat different nowadays]