We ARE a social bunch, getting together again
There’s not much that will stop members of the Games Maker Choir from socialising and as the government’s road map moves along, we’re taking full advantage of the restrictions easing.
Timing nicely with some glorious spring weather several small, socially distanced gatherings for choir members, creatively named ‘Sit Out to Help Out’, have recently been organised in glorious open air locations around the country. The different events were designed so that those that are able to, could get together without travelling too far, to spend quality time with a small group of choir friends – in person!
We all live in different locations and so venues have included Hemel Hempstead, Bognor Regis and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Farnham, Bushy Park and Letchworth; following on from previous get togethers in last September’s sunshine – in venues ranging from Littlehampton to Cheshire. All destinations have been selected to offer lovely surroundings and plenty of space to socially distance, with picnics or seaside fish & chips, all liberally sprinkled with lots of Games Maker smiles and laughter.
Since the choir began, nearly nine years ago during the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, some true team spirit and fabulous friendships have grown and flourished among choir members and their families, and we continue to welcome new additions to the team that are fitting in very well!
Throughout the pandemic, the choir have been supported by a fabulously creative social team, organising weekly get togethers via ‘Zoom’ including; quizzes, dressing up, show and tell, inheritance tracks, singalongs and more – all enjoyed safely at home. The social calendar has certainly helped us through the last year and is a welcome addition to the monthly online rehearsals and homework, learning new songs and keeping our repertoire fresh and ready to go!
The choir’s ‘Sit Out to Help Out’ events are a very welcome addition to the social list.
We are all looking forward to enjoying even more freedom in due course, following the guidelines as they evolve; to travel, to rehearse, to perform and sing, together, in one space – and to socialise more often too, of course.
If you’d like to join the choir, discover more and get in touch at: gamesmakerchoir.org.uk/join-us/
Margaret - April 18, 2021