The Frantastics Choir will resume its entertainment schedule early in 2022 and is calling for bookings from June 6, 2022.
“2020 started off well, with new performance outfits at the ready, an extensive repertoire to rehearse and many gigs booked all over the Central Coast,” Choir Director, Fran Kendall, said.
“Meeting on Mondays during school terms, members looked forward to socialising and singing.
“Many close friendships have developed over the years and new members are always welcomed warmly.
“Then came the interminable lockdowns and (as for) so many organisations, everything stopped.
“Gigs were cancelled with much disappointment.”
Kendall, who has been involved in local theatre both as an actor and director for many years, said audience involvement was her highest priority.
“Looking at folders with eyes down is definitely discouraged,” she said.
“My mantra is ‘Mondays are for the choir, performances are for our audiences’.
“Many members live alone and the impact of COVID cut them off from the warmth and stimulation of choir activities.
“Emails and texts flowed freely to maintain contact.
“Once restrictions eased a little, a monthly lunch at a local club and small-group afternoon teas at my home were instigated.”
Kendall said choir members come from all over the Coast and the choir has been entertaining for more than 12 years, with a couple of performances at Laycock St Community theatre seeing full houses.
“Choir numbers have fluctuated over the years but many members have been with the choir from the very beginning,” she said.
“All members are retired and have much in common, having reached their senior years.
“No auditions are held – everyone can sing.”
Kendall said the choir was eager to entertain residents at nursing homes and aged care facilities all over the Coast.
The choir resumes on February 7 next year with registration at 12.30 and rehearsal at 1pm at the Walter Baker Hall on the corner of Blackwall and Victoria Rds, Woy Woy.
Afternoon tea is served at 1:40pm and the rehearsal finished at 2:45.
New fully vaccinated members are welcome.
Details available at www.frantastics.org
Media release, Nov 23
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