We worked to boost people’s morale by engaging them in online Zoom group singing as a sharing experience. Every week, we extended our circle of participants further, including friends from various choral groups in the UK as well as from USA and Europe.
Feedback on the East-West Zoom sessions
An update on our Zoom sessions
Throughout the Pandemic, we sang on Zoom until live group singing was allowed again. In response to requests, we extended our 40-minute zoom sessions to 1 hour 30 minutes. During this time, we have continually observed and adapted our on-line sessions to try to ensure that everyone feels engaged and comfortable to sing and learn at their own pace. Thanks to the attentive planning by our vocal coach, our members and guests receive personal direction to work on their singing while discovering the range of music that different cultures offer.
Most encouragingly we have been able to include friends from faraway places when normally, they wouldn’t have been able to join in in London – from Dublin to Sweden, Norway and the west coast of the USA.
While restrictions remain for group singing in larger numbers, the East West Gala Chorus will continue our efforts to support those who find moral support and solace through singing via Zoom.
A Note of Thanks
We would like to thank our Zoom singers for their kind voluntary contributions which have helped to support the running costs during lockdown.
EastWestGalaChorus.com (A not-for-profit organisation)
Founder: ANNIE W PANG
Vocal coach: MARK OLDFIELD vocalcraftwork.com