Email from Sally 17 May 2020
I hope that you are all continuing to keep well.
We held a choir call on Zoom a couple of weeks ago and those who joined asked us to hold another one. Please find below the link to join the call on Thursday 21st May at 7pm (but it would help if people start joining at 6.55pm so that we can start on time, as the call is limited to 40 minutes duration).
If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can practice in advance. If you get to a screen saying that Nick/the host has not started the call, you have done it right. When joining the call, remember to click 'yes' when asked if you want to join with audio and video - then we will be able to see and hear everyone.
I will run through what we know about our plans for the rest of the year and confirm this in an e-mail after the call.
Last time we agreed that it would be good to finish this call with a song. We need your suggestions for either something from last term's music which everyone has, or a song which everyone is likely to know. Please let us have your suggestions by Tuesday evening, to give Nick time to look at the requests and make a choice. Please have this term's music with you on the call, in case the choice is one of those pieces.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible,
Topic: NH Choir get together
Time: May 21, 2020 07:00 PM London
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 736 3022 0624
Postscript 17 May 2020
It has been suggested that we could sing Hallelujah.
You can find the words and music at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=564JizYe8pM
Choirs on the Internet
Members of the choir appear in several of the episodes of Songs of Praise which were recorded last year at the Albert Hall. You can see us in the front row on this clip.
Music for Everyone
Most of you will be familiar with this local organisation set up by Angela Kay MBE. MfE have set up their own you tube channel to keep music going during the lockdown. You can find these resources at:
One clip there is our former member Graham Johnson's contribution to their folksong challenge:
Gareth Malone's Great British Home Chorus
Your chance to join Gareth's choir
Why virtual choirs don't work
Chris Ebbern sent us this object lesson in how not to do it.
Bingham and District Choral Society
Michael Overbury is the accompanist of Ruddington Choral Sciety, he played the organ for Elijah, he is also accompanist for Bingham and has performed with Burton Joyce. He was recently interviewed on BBC Bingham, you can hear his Desert Island Discs at http://www.binghamchoral.org.uk/bbc-bingham-episode-four-15th-april-2020-desert-island-discs-michael-overbury/
If you click on the arrows at the bottom of their webpage you can also hear other BBC Bingham prodctions.