“Its finally good news for the members of Newtown Male Voice Choir as after 15 months of isolation and the dreaded Zoom rehearsals, the choir can now rehearse in person, following changes in Welsh Government guidance,” said Jonathan Davies of the choir.
“The choir’s last full rehearsal was in March 2020, and due to Covid restrictions it has not been possible for the choir to meet up in person since.”
Dai Davies, the choir’s Chairman, said: “It’s great to be back singing with the boys, it was no fun singing into the computer during Zoom rehearsals, it’s much easier singing with the choir around you. Thankfully the wives and girlfriends now don’t have to hear our singing in the house.”
Currently rehearsals are being divided into two, however this will be reviewed as the weeks proceed, and based on the latest government guidance.
New members are always welcome.
“Joining a choir is an excellent way to widen your circle of friends and have lots of fun, and singing has been proven to have many health benefits – it strengthens the immune system, improves your posture, helps with sleep, lowers stress levels and improves mental alertness,” said Jonathan.
The choir usually rehearses every Tuesday evening between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at the Royal Welsh Warehouse in Newtown (the Pryce Jones building), however times vary at the moment.
For more information go the choir’s website www.newtownmalevoicechoir.co.uk or contact the choir’s secretary Claireemail@example.com.