Members of Kings Langley Community Choir have enthusiastically adopted the Zoom online platform as they continue weekly rehearsals during the current lockdown.
And with public performances cancelled through spring and summer, musical director Katie Teage is taking the opportunity to introduce new songs to the repertoire.
The Beatles Here Comes The Sun, arranged by Katie, is a recent addition and also Billy Joel’s And So It Goes.
The choir did however secure one performance before the lockdown when it participated in the Beaconsfield Festival Of Choirs on March 7.
To a packed audience of other choirs and the general public, the choir showcased its repertoire range by performing four songs: Lygeti’s Like A Stream, Frank’s Da Pacem Domine, both performed as a round, True Colours, made famous by Cyndi Lauper in the 1980’s, and finishing with The Monkees’ rock classic Last Train To Clarkesville.
The choir’s next engagement is a wedding in August, at which the choir will provide all the music, both contemporary and leading the congregation in the hymns.
That will be followed by an autumn and Christmas programme, details of which can be found on the Performances page at kingslangleychoir.co.uk.
Meanwhile, anyone wishing to banish their isolation blues by joining the choir should contact Pat Waterton at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07714 701316.