Celebration concert postponed due to Covid restrictions
It is with great sadness that we have had to postpone our concert planned for Saturday 18 September. Billed as our very special, Centenary Celebration Concert, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this as the later than expeccted lifting of pandemic restrictions - and particularly challenging rules around amateur music groups rehearsing - have made it impossible for the choir to be performance-ready in time.
However, we refuse to be defeated! So now plan to make 2022 our celebratory year - the first year of our next 100 years! We look forward very much to celebrating with you and once again bringing you great music throughout next year.
Rehearsals start 6 September
We're delighted that in-person rehearsals will now be starting at the beginning of the Autumn term. With our next big concert planned for March 2022, we plan to use the first few weeks bringing our somewhat rusty voices back to life and just enjoying singing together, in person, once again! We will pop more information about music choices into this News page once things have been firmed up a little more.
For anyone new to Sussex Chorus, you can find much more information about singing with us on the Membership page, but this is the information everyone will need to know:
Rehearsals will be at the usual venue, St Paul's Catholic College, Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill, RH15 8GA, will start promptly at 7.15 and finish at 9.30pm. We rehearse in the large, well-ventilated, main hall, there is plenty of parking and we always take a short half-time break. A full Covid-related risk assessment will be carried out, procedures put in place and guidance issued to singers (see below).
Our new Director of Music, Stephen Anthony Brown will be leading us with Jeremy Weaver accompanying on piano. More about both Stephen and Jeremy here.
Covid secure rehearsals
In line with government guidance and before rehearsals commence, Sussex Chorus committee will be undertaking a comprehensive risk assessment and putting in place strong risk mitigation measures. These will be shared with choir members before rehearsals start.
We monitor and respond to all relevant announcements and updates from government and, as members of national organisation Making Music, we are able to follow their regularly updated information and work with their resources which are designed specifically for amateur music groups.