The British Methodist Youth Choir is now back up and running. Membership is open to those aged 14 – 27 (shortly to be increased to 30), and involves no auditions.
In the past, the choir has met on about 4 weekends a year at various locations within the Connexion, to rehearse, socialise and give a concert. Travelling expenses in excess of £10 have been reimbursed.
At the moment, with the coronavirus restrictions, we have no immediate plans to meet physically, but would do rehearsals virtually, in which we can play tracks, the different parts, and members can then practice and we can get to know each other.
When more restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, we will attend host churches for a weekend, to rehearse and then perform on the Saturday evening, taking part in worship on the Sunday morning also. At the moment we have four invitations for such weekends, none in Scotland so far though!
Although virtual rehearsals aren’t ideal, at the moment it is a good way of choirs getting together and singing, and seems to work well for fellowship, the social elements of choirs and being able to sing with others.
You can get a flavour of past activities on the choir’s social media sites.
- https://www.bmyc.info/ (the current website is under development and so doesn’t reflect the current status of the choir)
For more information, or if you would like to join, contact firstname.lastname@example.org