Return to rehearsals member blog: Brewood Singers

Jen Beardsmore, secretary of Brewood Singers, outlines the steps her group took to make a safe return to in-person music making.<

The struggles of choirs in England

Many of you will know only too well that with no notice choirs were restricted from meeting indoors in groups of more than six in

WellRehearsed app now available on iOS and Android

WellRehearsed app launched to collect data on the Covid safety of leisure-time music groups rehearsing in person

Webinar recording: What does the latest Covid medical evidence mean for music groups?

In this recording of our guest speaker webinar (original event 18 June 2021), we look at the latest medical evidence around Covid-19 and what it means for music groups.

We welcome Professor Jackie Cassell (back by popular demand), public health specialist and amateur musician.

Topics covered include:

  • how and why the pandemic might end
  • the science on new variants
  • vaccines

Return to rehearsals member blog: Invicta Jazz Orchestra

With Step 3 now in effect in England, David Price of Invicta Jazz Orchestra outlines how his group made a safe and long-awaited r

Return to rehearsals member blog: North Kingston Choir

Penny Hamilton of North Kingston Choir reflects on a successful return to in-person singing and looks ahead to a sunny (fingers c

Corporate member blog: Club Europe

Jenny Dalton, communications and marketing manager for Club Europe, talks us through their Covid protection framework

Corporate member blog: TryBooking

Joan Lind, managing director of TryBooking, provides the lowdown on their socially distanced seating plans for any size or type o

Case study: Livestreaming in-person rehearsals

Laura Mackay and Frank Althaus of Petros Singers tell us how they livestreamed their Covid-secure in-person rehearsals to members who were unable to attend in person.

Case study: Online rehearsals from scratch - St Helens Ladies’ Choir

Musical director of St Helens Ladies’ Choir, Patricia Lewis, describes her journey from having very little technological knowledge to running her choral group on Zoom during the pandemic.


After early retirement from running a busy school music department and working with operatic societies, in 2011 I started a daytime weekly ladies’ choir in St Helens where I live. Many of our members do not read music and were technically inexperienced. From within the big choir we have a smaller choral group which also performs separately.