Hi everyone! We are really looking forward to another short singing meet-up and have had again such a good response to the shout out, that we have enough interest for 6 sessions!!!
If you have a copy of the booklet below, can you please bring it with you, If you would like to have a little run through of the songs before hand, we have the following in mind:
Doe a Deer, Edelweiss, My Favourite Things, It's a Long Way to Tipperary, Waltzing Matilda, Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, Thank You for the Music, We'll Meet Again.
You should have had a call about your session and been asked to read the Rules and Guidance notes below. We hope that a successful run, will again enable us to follow up in September.
Hello MCSC Choristers! Ahead of our second round of outdoor socially distanced singing, please take some time to read the following:
GUIDANCE & RULES: for participants of M.C.S.C. outdoor sessions at The Memorial Rose Garden, Trinity Church, March : 7th August 2020
Access to the garden is via ramp or steps. Please be aware of your surroundings.
Weather - The forecast says that IT WILL BE HOT. Please bring water with you, wear a sun hat and sun-cream if you need to. (If light rain is forecast, the session will not be cancelled, but please bring an umbrella and dress accordingly. If storms or moderate to high winds are forecast, then the session will be postponed.)
COVID 19 Regulations
As of time of planning the choir will be obeying social distancing rules: up to 6 people (including Sally) to meet outdoors with a social distance of at least 2 metres 2 each. It is known that the act of singing carries a higher risk of transmission of coronavirus than just talking, due to the increased production of aerosols – minute droplets produced within our bodies when we speak and sing – which are projected further and remain suspended in the air. Taking our singing outdoors plus social distancing, should give increased air flow around us, so these aerosols should (in theory) circulate or disperse more widely (not hang in the air). However, there is no current research to draw from, so it is impossible to predict how these aerosols will circulate during the session that you participate in. To help mitigate the ‘unknown’, short sessions will take place and you will be allocated a session and a space to sing from. Each group has been allocated a time slot. If you arrive beforehand, please congregate with others in your group at a safe distance and limit your social interactions with those outside of your group.
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP FOR ANY OTHER SESSION.
Guidance into the use of masks for singing is mixed : some studies show that masks hinder breathing and sound production and can also lead to deeper inhalation of whatever is trapped within the mask. Some choirs in Europe are wearing masks indoors. If you feel you would prefer to wear a mask, SR is happy to leave it to individual preference. If you are in any way uncomfortable about any of the above, please take time in making your decision about taking part. Please note that should Government regulation change and/or March is declared a Covid 19 hotspot, then these arrangements will be subject to change.
What participants must follow:
If you are feeling UNWELL IN ANY WAY AT ALL, PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND DO NOT ATTEND.
Upon entry to the garden, one designated person will distribute hand sanitiser onto your hands at a safe distance.
Unless you have brought your own book, you will be given a choir booklet to use. These have been stored safely pre-Covid and are Covid free. Once the session has finished, please place your book into the designated plastic bag or box which will be provided, so as to avoid immediate re-use.
You will be allocated a demarcated area to sing from. These will have been marked up at a socially safe distance before you arrive. Please remain within your spot, try not to face or sing to each other and do not sit on or touch the benches or trees, so as to keep the area as hygienically safe as possible for subsequent users, including members of the public. If you need to sit, please bring your own chair or let us know so arrangements can be made.
We know you may be excited to see each other again, but please observe social distancing regulations and say hello and goodbye from a safe distance. Once the session has finished, please do not linger around the garden and disperse quickly from the area.
Church facilities will not be open : please use the loo before you come out! Do not arrive more than 10 mins before your allocated start time. In case of emergency, cross your legs or go home.
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT IF GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE CHANGES IN ANY WAY, WE MAY HAVE TO CHANGE OR POSTPONE THESE PLANS/SESSIONS.
If you have any quieries or require any further information please contact
Sally Rose on 01354 650420