Special Online Arrangements During The Pandemic
At the moment we are unable to gather together for our usual weekly rehearsals because of the Covid restrictions. We have therefore taken our rehearsals online and continue to meet every Thursday at 7.00 pm via Zoom. The sessions are led by Michael Graham, our MD, and take the form of a warm-up to get us going followed by some work on the latest piece of the repertoire we are developing, and each week there is an opportunity for a particular section of the orchestra to receive a period of focused attention in a breakout room. We are also hoping to introduce the occasional workshop on technique or other items of musical interest to the whole orchestra.
The rehearsals last for around an hour and entry is through the Zoom link which is circulated to all members usually the day before. The subscription rate during the period of the restrictions has been reduced to £20 per term. All members are linked into the email circulation system which keeps them up to date with rehearsal plans and developments, and they also have access to downloadable music files arranged in parts in the EMGO Dropbox.
New members are always welcome and this may be an ideal opportunity to sample a rehearsal online and find out more about the orchestra and the way we work together despite the current pandemic situation. To get in touch please complete the online contact form and we will respond as quickly as we can.