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Choir says singing helped them through the pandemic – and urges others to join

August 17, 2021

MEMBERS of a choir have spoken about how singing helped them through the pandemic, as they get ready to return to normality after 17 months of online rehearsals.

By Jasmine Carey Tuesday, 17th August 2021, 3:22 pm

The Igloo Choir, which was set up 10 years ago by singer and songwriter Dielle Hannah, has adapted to the challenges of the pandemic and its members have helped each other continue producing music throughout this ‘frightening’ period.

Dielle, from Wickham, said: ‘I’m a musician, my life has been completely shut down so it’s been really good for us to log on and see some familiar faces, have a laugh and sing together, and it makes you feel better about the world.’

The choir, with members aged between mid-30s and 80, used Zoom to rehearse, compose new songs and produce music videos by using green screens.

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