KEEPING IN TOUCH
Well what a week of frustration and disappointment!
There we all were, along with thousands of other singers throughout the country, looking forward so much to joining together and having a SING!!
But – as I’m sure you are now all aware – the government made a screeching u-turn round about 5pm last Tuesday regarding choir rehearsals and singing was proclaimed DANGEROUS!! Professional choirs are able to sing together but only 6 amateur singers are allowed to sing under one roof!!
This meant that one of our choir rehearsals on Wednesday evening could not go ahead as planned and our Family Singing Afternoon at the Albert Hall, which was going to be a wonderful event with almost 100 singers from across the generations enjoying themselves together, was scuppered and has had to be rescheduled for later in the year (17th July). And it looks as though our Daytime Voices rehearsal scheduled for Wednesday of this week will have to be cancelled. We’ll be in touch with singers round about lunchtime tomorrow to let you know what’s happening.
So we’ve hit the media to express our feelings!
Our chairman, John Hess gave an excellent interview on East Midlands Today. https://youtu.be/PZ2ljbf25sM
Robin Reece-Crawford returned to Radio Nottingham on Sunday morning to chat once again to Francis Finn https://youtu.be/SuuhmykKVww
And the Evening Post ran an article about the whole situation. On line on Thursday https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/charity-singing-group-disappointed-latest-5439430 and in the newspaper on Saturday.
So what can you do?
- Write to your MP – John wrote to his and she raised it with the Prime Minister at the meeting of the 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs.
- Sign this on-line petition – very easy to do and it will make a difference. Let’s see if we can make Nottingham and the surrounding areas bright red on the petition map. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/586559
- Make representation to anyone you know in high places.
- Hope that the government sees sense!!
We’ll keep you up-dated with any developments.
PS The subject was raised on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme this morning – perhaps waves are being created.
- MUSICAL FLASH MOB PART 4. The Royal College of Music Philharmonic surprised visitors of the Science Museum with highlights from Holst’s Planets Suite. Proof that music and science can go together! Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrcXt-f-M6c
- This is the last video in our month of flash mobs. Vote for your favourite video from May here: https://www.music-for-everyone.org/favourite-flash-mob/
Have a good week!
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