CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF WELWYN GARDEN CITY IN 2020

Welwyn Harmony

Goodbye 2020, hello 2021

What a year 2020 was. Welwyn Harmony started the year on a high having just won the “Most Improved Chorus” award at a national ladies’ singing competition.
Welwyn Harmony

We were very excited to be part of the launch of the WGC Centenary celebrations and to be one of the Three Choirs planning a Love to Sing course and Gala concert.

Then March brought lock-down. No live rehearsals and no live performances. All our efforts switched to supporting members through the challenges of Covid whilst sustaining our singing.  Singing is so good for keeping up spirits and general well-being.

More technically minded members explored how to run rehearsals and social events on zoom. In the summer, as permitted, we sang together in socially distanced groups in back gardens, moving to a school hall in the autumn when it got colder.  And we finished the year in fine style with a riotous Christmas Party on zoom.

As time progressed, we experimented with different online programmes, producing music videos from individual home recordings, video clips and photos. We have made seven so far, including one celebrating WGC100. You can view them all on YouTube. Follow this link to our most recent video, an a cappella version of Beauty and the Beast from the film of the same name

Sing your way into spring!

We are kicking the year off with a Love to Sing course on Zoom, learning a cheery upbeat song looking to happier times ahead.

So if you fancy singing your way into Spring come and give us a try. Four Saturdays from 10-1130am starting this Saturday 27th February.

It’s free, friendly and fun. If you enjoy the experience why not become a member. We’d love to see you.  As a chorus member who joined after our 2020 Love to Sing course said “Singing with Welwyn Harmony has been a bit of sunshine in an otherwise pretty bleak year.”

To register or find out more email us at [email protected]

It looks as though restrictions for singers are going to continue into 2021. Hopefully they will be relaxed so that we will be able to sing together again by the summer, and perhaps even put on a performance or two.  So, do keep a look out for that.  In the meantime, we will be continuing our regular Tuesday night rehearsals on zoom, with a mixture of singing, coaching, and social fun.

Whatever 2021 brings Welwyn Harmony will keep on singing!

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