COVID-19 Response

Type of post: Profile news item
Sub-type: No sub-type
Posted By: Seb Farrall
Status: Current
Date Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020



Like many other self-employed people up and down the country I am more than a little worried about financial security of the next period of time. What I’m also worried about is that with no choirs going there will be lots and lots of people needing to engage with other people. With both of these problems come exciting opportunities (and I really am excited!). The internet has given us so much connectivity and options to have meetings from home. Some will be exclusive to individual choirs in their normal rehearsal slots, but I will open some to a wider audience…hence this post!

I will be holding live webinars on various topics (ideas below please!). I will create a schedule and booking system on my website. I will try and choose topics which will support what we do in our choir rehearsals as well as being interesting! Topic suggestions that you’d like to go over is VERY welcome. My feeling is that I will put a PayPal donate button in the webinars and viewers can pay what they feel it’s worth as I’m aware there will be others who will be suffering financially from COVID-19.

Example topics for a wider audience:
* How to arrange for choir
* Music Theory of different skill levels
* A brief history of music as we know it
* How to use Sibelius

Workshops for individuals
* Online singing lessons (face to face considered…depending on demographic!)

As with the above, life is somewhat in limbo, so please feel free to give me your ideas. I am supremely anxious about the next few months (as is probably obvious) but I’m also excited in equal measure about what can be done with a little creative thinking, and I’m sure that when things do get back up and running we will be very well rested and will have a revitalised zeal and excitement never before seen!

I’m also aware that there may be choirs up and down the country who will be in need of good quality guide tracks so that they can keep practising at home! If you aren’t in one of my groups but are in a bother choir who could use something like that, they can get in touch with me via email: I will be offering this at a slightly discounted rate to attract new business and generally be supportive of lots of organisations suffering.
Thank you for reading a long post! Again, any ideas can be sent to me!

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