After weeks of lockdown for many of us Zoom or other online sessions with our choirs have become the norm. We’re getting settled in, getting tech savvy and seeing the value in showing up for our singers during the pandemic.
But if socialising, as well as rehearsing and performing, are part of your choir’s culture, you may be feeling at a loss about how to keep things going online. Keen not to miss out on the party side of things, we decided to take the plunge and arrange our first online Creative Showcase.
Today we’ll walk you through how we did this step by step, tell you what happened and also discuss some options and ideas you could try.
Essential learning points:
- The premise – how we came up with our idea and shaped it into an event that would work online.
- Giving notice – how and when we advertised it to our singers.
- Keeping it simple – times are hectic and busy already so we didn’t want this to take hours of planning – in many ways much simpler online!
- Lining up the acts for our showcase!
- Showing our own vulnerability – yep, we didn’t do the obvious!
- How it all went down.
- Other ideas for you
“What we’ve discovered over the weeks is that the ‘small talk’ is the most important part of our online sessions.”
“As choir leaders, we are control freaks!”
“From a purely selfish perspective, it was a very simple structure for us to organise and deliver.”
“Zoom is a curiously intense experience.”
“It was so much fun, and it brought us that feeling of community and togetherness.”