Here at OMS we are all about bringing players, singers and our community together to share our love of music. Just before social distancing began, we enjoyed a wonderful concert at Ormskirk Civic Hall featuring Faure’s Requiem and Brahms 4th Symphony on 14 March. It was great to be back at this wonderful venue in the heart of our community and it was great to see lots of new audience members, including people who had booked tickets on the back of our increased social media presence.
Social media is now taking centre stage as the means of keeping Ormskirk Music Society going during the lockdown. How are we keeping things going?
The orchestra is meeting every Thursday at 8:45pm for a “virtual tea break” via Zoom on what would usually be our rehearsal night. We are also working on a recording project of the Serenade from Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suite. Everyone is welcome to participate in this, members and non-members, and if you would like more information on how you can take part, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned by liking our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OrmskirkMusicSociety) for more updates, chat and details of what’s happening.
The important thing is to keep playing and finding new ways of using music to bring people together even though we are physically separated.
Choir members are also keeping the virtual music community going with a range of initiatives.
We are very much open for new members. Now could be a great time to join as you dust off that instrument or start that singing again (la la la la la la la laaah! – meant to be a scale by the way)