Rehearsal dates for 2021
Now that we can rehearse face to face again from the week beginning 17th May, we have booked the Chandlers Ford Methodist Church for rehearsals through May and June to lead us up to the first real live concert for RCS in over a year!
We will be refreshing the repertoire that we would have sung at St Cross in March 2020 so it should be familiar to everyone although maybe a little rusty! The concert will be the opening event for the Romsey Festival on Saturday 3rd July 2021 in Romsey Abbey.
As ever, we have examined the risks and completed an assessment to describe our actions to mitigate risk. If you recall, the measures that we took at our few rehearsals in the Romsey Methodist church in the autumn and also in Chandlers Ford Methodist church just before Christmas worked well without incident. Thank you to everyone who followed the guidance and kept us all safe.
Dates for rehearsal for the Romsey Festival concert on 3rd July2021:
All at Chandlers Ford Methodist church, Winchester Road SO53 2GJ.
Usual time 7.30 - 9.30, however we will still need to maintain distance when arriving and departing so please allow a few minutes extra for everyone to arrive and get to their seats. And we currently still need to wear a face covering until you are sitting in your seat.
From September it is hoped that we can resume rehearsing in our usual venue at the Romsey Methodist church. More details as they are confirmed, in line with Boris's road map and the guidance from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
We have a booking for Saturday 13th November 2021 in Romsey Abbey for our usual Remembrance/Autumn concert.
We have also now booked for a Christmas concert on Sunday 12th December in the afternoon, in the Chandlers Ford Methodist church. Members who were able to join us in December will know that this is a huge space so allows us to ensure that we are not crowded together.
And we hope to back at St Cross on 26th March 2022.
We will of course be keeping abreast of the health guidelines and restrictions on the run-up to all these events, and will review the risk assessment and guidance to members at the time.
* Please note:
For both the December 2021 concert and March 2022, there will be a rehearsal on the Tuesday prior to the concert at the concert venue. Pop it in your diary now!