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The choir have still not been able to meet up in person throughout the Autumn Term, however we have not been idle. We have continued to meet online for both rehearsals and social events. In the latest of these, our Christmas Social, a good time was had by all singing carols and taking part in a quiz.

Earlier in the term we took part in the IAA “Arts in Celebration” online event. For this we submitted three virtual choir performances, for which choir members had to record themselves singing to a backing track, which were then mixed together. A video of the singers was then recorded using Zoom to accompany the soundtrack. The results of all the hard work can be seen on the choir YouTube channel.

Back at the beginning of November, with lots of had work from the committee and some great cooperation from Northgate Arts Centre we very nearly were able to start rehearsing in person, just before the first rehearsal the last lockdown was announced, and we unfortunately had to put things on hold again. All is not lost though, much of the work that was done with all the paperwork and procedures that were created can be quickly updated and be ready to use as soon as we are able to meet safely together again.

It just remains to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and the hope that in 2021 we will be able to sing together and perform again for our loyal audience.

Phil Powditch

Chair, Ipswich Choral Society