Waiting with bated breath to sing again
Cirencester Choral Society – like so many of us – has found that what used to be a very innocent activity has been illegal for more than a year.
The pandemic silenced choirs and singers in churches, theatres and concert halls all over the world, and CCS has been unable to meet or perform since March 2020.
Recent research suggests that singing is no more dangerous than talking when it comes to spreading infection, but until now social distancing requirements have prohibited rehearsals, which has been a huge blow to what is a very enthusiastic and friendly choir.
Ironically, research also suggests that singing is an activity that lowers stress, boosts the immune system, assists in pain management and is particularly therapeutic for those with mental health issues.
The society has stayed in touch with members via newsletters and Zoom classes and is looking forward to restarting rehearsals later in July – if lockdown regulations permit – for a concert to be performed in Cirencester Parish Church on Saturday 6th November.
The programme will be composed of shorter pieces rather than one long mass or oratorio, so if any singers are interested in joining, this is an ideal time to get involved.
CCS is currently welcoming membership applications for all parts via https://www.cirencester-choral-soc.org.uk/.