We are pleased to announce that we won “Knaresborough’s got talent”
Article from the Stray Ferret
Knaresborough choir tunes up for talent competition by Suzannah RogersonAug 12, 2020
The group singing its rendition of ‘With a little help from my friends’.
The members of Knot Another Choir in Knaresborough have been shortlisted for the local talent show after continuing to rehearse during the pandemic via video.
Prior to coronavirus the choir had plans to put on a charity concert for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Instead it has entered ‘Knaresborough’s Got Talent’ with a rendition of the Beatles song ‘With a little from my friends’.
Rehearsals have remained similar to those face to face, with choir leader Craig Lees committed to maintaining a high level of performance.
Choir leader, Craig Lees, said:
“From very early on in the pandemic it was clear to me that we had to find a way to stay connected, to foster positivity and try our best to feel normal in such an abnormal time.
Our online rehearsals have provided us a place to sing, laugh and get to know each other on a deeper level than we ever could during our usual manic rehearsal schedule. We have all battled through this together, and will continue to do so until such a time that we can all sing together in the same room.”
The talent videos will be released on feva festival’s Facebook page from Friday with the public deciding the winner.
April 2020 (Start of lockdown)
The choir would excited to return to face to face rehearsals, but who knows when this might be.
In our weekly bulletin we have included member profiles to encourage everyone to connect during lockdown.
Committee member, Julie Bradbury-Sharp, said:
“When we were told we had to lockdown it was difficult, but we started doing zoom sessions to keep it going. Its not the same as in our rehearsal room and giving someone a hug, but we’ve made it work.
“I think we’re a long way off being able to be in the same room again. There’s a lot of people in our choir who get a lot out of our rehearsals, and we want them to know we are still going!”