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The new way the University Choir is practising

The University Choir, who, under normal circumstances, practice in the Cope Auditorium, have started using the video calling platform Zoom to host their rehearsals online.

The group ‘meet’ every Monday, giving members a way to stay connected and continue their hobby, even during lockdown.

Before Easter they released their ‘Lockdown Semichorus’ rendition of Frère Jacques. Members recorded themselves singing the song and this was edited and mixed together to create a Youtube video.

Eleanor Graff-Baker, the conductor of the choir said: “There’s been lovely feedback from the members about our Zoom sessions and I’m absolutely delighted that we can continue to meet. What is lost in ensemble is made up in merriment.

“Music has always been a powerful means of connection and thanks to the advances in technology we are able to continue to pursue our passions and provide some light relief from the current climate.”

The choir is open to staff, students and members of the public and is still accepting new members, please contact Thomas Bartsch for more information. The University Choir is supported by LU Arts, the University’s extra-curricular arts programme.