CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19)
Rock Choir is monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak and the impact it is having on us all. We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our Members and the Rock Choir Team. As we all know, isolation can impact our general and mental health so we at Rock Choir are doing everything we can to continue to offer the Rock Choir Experience to all of our Members and also the British public for the duration of this crisis as follows:
Due to the new government guidance, the Rock Choir Team is working from home which means that our phone lines are paused until further notice. However, you can still stay in touch with us via email: email@example.com
. We apologise for any inconvenience.
ROCK CHOIR HAS MOVED ONLINE FOR THE SUMMER AND AUTUMN 2020!
The Rock Choir Team has been teaching all of our Members from their homes since April in conjunction with lockdown rules.
Our Autumn term schedule begins in the week starting Monday 14th September and runs through to December 11th offering a 10-week term including an extra 2 weeks of festive tuition as a gift to our Members. Members are also invited to take part in our charity Christmas single release this year raising awareness for the Mental Health Foundation.
We are also planning trial physical rehearsals in England and Scotland alongside our virtual teaching programme following the UK and Scottish governments’ September announcements and guidelines that choirs may regroup following key social-distancing rules. Information about these trial COVID-secure physical rehearsals in England and Scotland will be communicated to the Membership involved whilst we wait for the Welsh Assembly to announce their guidelines on when and how Rock Choir choirs in Wales will regroup.
KEEP BRITAIN SINGING WITH ROCK CHOIR & READY FOR THE WEEKEND!
Rock Choir created 2 campaigns during lockdown offering the British Public the chance to look after their well-being by singing and engaging with the Rock Choir Team via free live Facebook sessions. ‘Keep Britain Singing’ was a daily 3pm live singing event that ran for 106 consecutive days from the start of lockdown and allowed the public to learn fun vocal exercises and at least 1 feel-good Rock Choir song each day. As lockdown measures started to relax, the daily singing event became a weekly one called, ‘Ready For The Weekend’ offering a variety of Friday afternoon sessions of music, singing and fun. As we began our busy Autumn term on 14th September, this Friday event was replaced by the official content of the Autumn term featuring 4 brand new songs, a variety of previous Rock Choir songs and the chance to take part in our charity Christmas single release to help raise awareness of the Mental Health Charity. To take part in the Autumn Term please click on the ‘Join Us’ button (at the top of this page) To engage with us on Facebook please go to facebook.com/therockchoir.
THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Rock Choir has changed lives since it began in 2005! With its engaging, fun and feel-good formula, thousands of the British Public in over 400 communities across the UK have become Members and enjoyed a new life-style in the exciting Rock Choir environment. Many Members use Rock Choir as a lifeline so connecting to the Mental Health Foundation and supporting Mental Health Awareness Week was an obvious decision to make. In May 2020, the Rock Choir Team created a 24-hour virtual fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for The Mental Health Foundation offering ‘Rock Choir 24’ which featured back to back music, singing and activities from the Rock Choir Team to engage both the Membership and the British public. Many celebrities took part including Sir Cliff Richard, Clare Balding OBE, Michael Ball, Jools Holland, Jess Glynne and Aled Jones as well as many others. Over £45,000 was raised and Rock Choir will continue to support The Mental Health Foundation during lockdown and beyond.
We will continue to update our website with further information as we progress through this period of adjustment but in the meantime, a MASSIVE thank you to the thousands of loyal Rockies (Rock Choir Members) who are continuing to support us as we move forward with our summer rehearsals online. You are extremely kind and generous and we are very grateful to you all!
Please stay safe, well and positive!