Covid restrictions prevented the choir from doing a traditional church carol service this year. It also prevented us from getting together for rehearsals but we were not to be daunted! Some choir members took a break during the pandemic, others logged in every week for a Zoom practice. Because of the technical limitations of online conferencing, particularly the time lag on the audio and slow internet connections for some rural members, it wasn’t an ideal singing experience but it was very important to be doing something together in those difficult times.
We obtained special permission to perform carols outdoors and a small group of choir members turned up to sing in Skibbereen Market. It was partly a way of saying thank you to the town for their generous contribution to our new piano fund. It was a cold sunny day and our visors were misting up but we enjoyed ourselves, singing together for the first time in months, and it seemed that it raised the spirits of those who stopped to listen.