From March 2020 and over the 2020/21 season we have been rehearsing strictly in line with all government regulations and requirements relating to the pandemic. During periods of lockdown we held rehearsals over Zoom and when live rehearsals were permitted these took place with all required Covid-safe measures in place.
Subject to the ongoing easing of Covid restrictions we will return to rehearsing in the Haslemere Hall from September 2021 and will continue to observe all Covid-related regulations and guidance.
Our normal rehearsals
As soon as we can, we will resume rehearsing at Haslemere Hall, where the orchestra rehearses in the Hall while the chorus sings in the Annexe; as we approach a concert we join together to rehearse. We normally work through to around 10pm, with a coffee break at around 8.45. Rehearsals are simultaneously serious and fun - we work hard, and strive to achieve high standards, but we enjoy doing it! We are proud of our friendly and approachable reputation and friends old and new chat over coffee, and leave the Hall at 10pm exhilirated from the work out!
For environmental reasons, we ask that members and guests bring their own coffee or tea cup, and for health & safety reasons we ask that instrumentalists bring their own music stand (although if that is difficult for you, please talk to us as we may be able to help).
Scores are provided and there is no additional charge for music hire. As all our scores are hired, we do ask that you take good care of them so they can be returned to the owner in good condition.