NHSC Feb/March Update

In-person rehearsals are back in full swing - why not join us for a taster session?

Rehearsal Update NHSC recommenced in-person rehearsals on Sunday 27th February, and we had a fantastic session with our acting Choir Director, Alice Morgan! Alice is an experienced MD who is running in-person rehearsals while Jenny Deacon is on tour with Six The Musical. In the meantime, online resources continue to be available for our members, produced by Jenny and in collaboration with our sister choir Sweet Charity Choir Online.

2022 Rehearsal Dates Our upcoming in-person rehearsals will be held on the following dates at St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, 97 Lorrimore Road, London, SE17 3LZ: 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 22nd May 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 12th June 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 10th July 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 11th September 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 9th October 15:45-19:00 on Sunday 13th November The venue is for 100 people, so plenty of room for distancing, and is an accessible venue with its own kitchen. The nearest tube stations are Kennington and Oval (Northern Line), and the nearest overground is Vaxhall Station. There is also free parking outside the venue on Sundays and it is not in the Congestion Zone. For the safety and wellbeing of all our members, we recommend that anyone attending in-person rehearsals takes a lateral flow test on the day of the session and wear a mask, except when singing. The first month is free for new members as a "taster session", so please get in touch if you would like to join us for one of our in-person rehearsals. This offer is open to former members and anyone who did a taster session before September 2021.

 

Online Rehearsals

Online rehearsals are also still available in conjunction with our sister choir, Sweet Charity Choir Online. This will allow our members who are not in London, or not ready to attend in-person, to still participate (the online resources also allow you to catch up on missed rehearsals and learn in your own time).

Events and Other Information Ukraine Appeal NHSC members contribute for tea, coffee and cakes at rehearsals, and the money raised is normally donated to an agreed charity. Any funds raised at the May rehearsal will be donated to the DEC Ukraine Humaritarian Appeal. Collaborations NHSC are currently working on a number of exciting collaborative projects with a singer/songwriter (also an NHS Doctor), #NHSPay15 campaign, development of a musical about the NHS, and ongoing projects with our choir director and sister choir SCC. We will keep you posted on developments! Fight Song For anyone who is not already aware, our friend and choir member Maria Gilroy passed away last year. As a tribute to her, we recorded a special version of Fight Song, which you can find here. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, share the video, and donate to Cancer Research UK in Maria's memory if you are able.

Thank You Thank you to everyone who joined us for rehearsals and supported us last year, and who continue to be part of the NHSC family. Particular thanks to our wonderful choir director, Jenny Deacon, and to her lovely partner George Say, for keeping us singing together during lockdown and beyond.

 

If you are considering joining a choir, and are not already a member, then NHSC just might be the right fit for you! We are a political choir that is open to all - NHS staff, patients and supporters - with a focus on protecting and supporting our NHS and promoting wellbeing through singing. If you'd like to join us for a free taster month, just get in touch through our website or via email to info@nhsupporterschoir.co.uk.

Thank you all for your continuing support.

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