GREENOCK Philharmonic Choir is starting a series of online rehearsals open to any new singers.
Coronavirus restrictions since last March have had a big impact on all singing activities. Singing is generally accepted to be a high-risk activity in terms of potential for spreading the virus.
The choir has carried on as best it can, mainly through Zoom, holding a set of virtual rehearsals in the run up to Christmas.
The new term of online singing starts on Monday (18 January) at 7.30pm.
Conductor Andrew McTaggart has chosen music from the Great Oratorios book. This includes choruses from Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
The rehearsals will be fortnightly, participants will sing along in the comfort of their own home, and there is no pressure to be perfect, because, as with all online singing practice, singers are muted.
The cost to non-members is £30 for six rehearsals. New people will be made very welcome and further information is available from Calum Harbison on 07847 250529, and also by checking the choir’s Facebook page (Greenock Philharmonic Society).