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Distraught choirs forced back to Zoom after late Covid rule change in England

The communal elation of last Monday didn’t last as the government decided that singing still presents a health risk

There was an emotional atmosphere in a large, modern church in Guildford, Surrey, last Monday evening as members of the Vivace Chorus sang together for the first time since March 2020. Savouring their reunion, they focused on favourites such as Bach and Mozart.

“There was a real feeling of camaraderie and connection,” said Gill Perkins, a soprano in the amateur choir. “It’s a shared experience that we’d taken for granted before, and then missed so much. One person said she felt she’d got her life back.”

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