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September 2021
How quickly the summer passes, and here we are at the beginning of autumn already.
The good news is we are back to rehearsing face-to-face and the dreaded Zoom is fading into memory (at least, for now). There are still a couple of COVID-safe precautions in place, but generally, the rehearsals are back indoors and cover the two hour slot from 8-10pm.

If you are interested, the safety precautions in place include, spacing between singers, doors and windows open.... 

July 2021
SUMMER UPDATE

After the disappointment of the Covid restrictions remaining in place after the 17 May announcement, we are now able to resume face-to-face rehearsals – Yay!
In order to do so, we are singing outside, and following all outdoor covid-safe requirements.
Of course, the British weather hasn’t exactly been kind to us, but we’ve found singing in the rain to be preferable to zoom, particularly as the bar at the Mytchett Centre has also reopened and it’s the perfect place for a catch-up natter afterwards…….  

May 2021
Oh how disappointed and frustrated we are!
Words cannot express how deflated the latest DCMS advice has left us. There we were, looking forward to being able to restart rehearsals after the 17 May relaxation of Covid rules, only to have our hopes dashed.
The DCMS has said that amateur choirs can only meet indoors if numbers are restricted to 6 – and that really doesn’t make a choir……..not a Phoenix Choir anyway.
We are hoping that we can start rehearsing outdoors as soon as the weather improves and the risk of being hit by hail stones recedes. In the meantime, there is the possibility of ‘bubbles’ of 6 in member’s homes, and of course, Zoom sessions will continue.
Roll on 21 June…….hopefully, it will be better news for choirs.

"We have fun, laugh and also sing quite a lot too!"
Clare (Soprano)