All songs are living ghosts. And long for a living voice.Brendan Kennelly
At Kerry Choral Union we certainly have plenty of living voices and are ready to sing some songs! This Wednesday, February 16, marks our return to singing for 2022 and our first time back in Collis Sandes House since March 2020. We have a lively programme ahead and a concert scheduled for May and it’s starting to feel like we are really rebuilding. Rehearsals start at 7:30 pm. Make sure you have all your music and your water bottles and don’t forget your masks. We still need those! See you there!
We are delighted to announce that Kerry Choral Union will be
returning to rehearsals on Wednesday, October 6. As we’re not quite out of the
woods yet though in terms of all things pandemic, we will be taking a number of
measures to provide a safe and reassuring return.
- For a short while at least, we
will be rehearsing in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee. This will allow us to
maintain proper social distancing and good ventilation.
- We will require you to present either
your vaccination cert or a medical cert showing that you have had Covid-19 at the
- You will be required to fill in
a Covid-19 self-declaration before entering rehearsal, copies of which have
been sent to members.
- We will be social distancing. Seats
will be marked, and you are asked not to move around the church once seated and
also that you not share pens, pencils, music, sweets etc.
- Masks will be worn while singing. We
are in the process of having special singing masks made, but until they are ready,
please bring a mask with you. Singing masks are designed so that they don’t pop
off the nose or chin and they are structured to hold the fabric away from the
mouth which means better sound quality and you don’t get a mouthful of fabric
every time you breathe in.
- We will also have hand sanitiser
that it’s all quite different from before and may even sound a little onerous but
if we can manage this return safely and then adjust as the situation requires throughout
the winter, we could be singing on through to Easter happily and safely.
will begin at 7:30 pm but the doors will be open at 7 pm so do come early.
We are looking forward to seeing you there!
On behalf of the committee of Kerry Choral Union