Dear YAV Community
We are delighted to announce that with the easing of restrictions in SA we are able to return all choirs to face to face rehearsals at YAV.
UPDATE FROM 12/8/21- All those entering the building, including choristers over 12, must wear a mask.
In order to comply with our SA Health/Gov Covid-Safe Plan we have had to make a few amendments to our usual rehearsal evenings, and we would very much appreciate your support in following our new processes while we are still social distancing.
Please read through the following information and contact me by email if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Points to note:
There will be no set toilet breaks in rehearsals, access to the toilets will be on a needs basis
DO NOT COME TO CHOIR IF UNWELL, INCLUDING FAMILY MEMBERS DROPPING OFF OR PICKING UP
DO NOT COME TO CHOIR IF YOU OR A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO QUARANTINE OR IF YOU OR A HOUSEHOLD MEMBER HAVE HAD A COVID TEST AND NOT YET RECEIVED A NEGATIVE RESULT
Chairs will be wiped before and after each rehearsal. 1CC, MVG and Aurora will be required to wipe their own chairs before putting away
Arrival at Rehearsals:
Departure from Rehearsals:
We are very aware that there are a lot of instructions and some changes to take on board, but we are sure that once we get going it will all happen smoothly with your assistance. Staff and choir guardians will be on hand to support the choristers. The adjustments that we have to make are worth it for our choristers to benefit from the happiness and healing that comes with singing together.
From Beyond Blue:
Singing at the top of your voice whether in the shower, in the car, or at a gig, has the power to release sheer, unbridled joy. Singing in harmony with other people however takes things to another level.
Not only does singing with others make us feel good, it’s incredibly beneficial for our health, too. Neuroscience indicates that it makes us happier, healthier, smarter and more creative. And by increasing the brain’s neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change continuously throughout an individual’s life), it can also improve memory, language and concentration.
In terms of mental health, research shows that singing collectively can decrease symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. The social bonding experienced while singing with other people triggers ‘feel-good’ hormones such as endorphins and oxytocin, which in turn boost our sense of wellbeing – as well as our immune systems.
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We very much look forward to welcoming our choristers back from week 1 next term! Enjoy the holidays and stay safe in the meanwhile.