ROCK Choir launches its new tenure in Worcester, Malvern, Droitwich, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Tewkesbury and Warwick, under the direction of a new conductor – Jacob Ashworth.
After 18 long months, members of the Rock Choir have gathered for live singing rehearsals and are enjoying the enormous benefits of social singing for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
As Rock Choir opens its doors to live rehearsals for the first time since the start of the pandemic, Jacob is delighted to be able to welcome the members, also known as “The Rockies,” back to the rehearsal room.
During the height of the lockdown, Rock Choir had to move all of their rehearsals online, teaching and rehearsing with members through Zoom and YouTube sessions.
As most of the restrictions have now been lifted, Rock Choir is able to come together for indoor rehearsals and tune in for the first time in 18 months.
The new fall term will give Rock Choir members the chance to learn four new specially arranged songs, including the catchy Make Your Own Kind Of Music by Paloma Faith.
In addition to live rehearsals, Rock Choir is offering those who prefer or need to remain isolated the opportunity to participate in the fall session with the launch of the National Online Rock Choir.
To make sure they don’t miss a single note, members can learn all the songs in the comfort of their own homes and can join the choirs live as soon as they’re ready to do so.
New Rock choir director Jacob Ashworth
Jacob said: “It has been such a joyful experience meeting the Rockies, only meeting them online, and hearing them sing together in harmony after such a difficult time apart.
“Our members were so committed to Rock Choir and their determination to continue singing and keeping these social bonds alive during the lockdown was inspiring.
“Rock Choir is like family and to see this family come together again and witness the healing power of singing and socializing in person is very special.
“We would be delighted to welcome anyone who wishes to join Rock Choir this term and invite people of all ages and abilities to come and be a part of this fantastic group of singers.”
Caroline Redman Lusher, Creator and Creative Director of Rock Choir said: “I am delighted that our Rockies have been allowed to band together and sing together again indoors.
“The nation’s mental health is at its worst and services and supports to address loneliness, depression and anxiety are in high demand and oversubscribed.
“Allowing choirs to come together across the UK will now have a huge and positive impact and allow those who participate to begin a healing process. Choirs of all types are a lifeline and that lifeline can now be restored. ”
If you would like to participate and see what Rock Choir is all about, sign up today for a free tasting session at your local Rock Choir at rockchoir.com