During The Pandemic
During the 2020/21 pandemic and lockdown, Rock Choir has reacted positively and creatively to ensure that its Members and the British public are cared for, distracted, entertained and connected as much as possible to ensure their well-being is prioritised whilst everyone is so vulnerable.
Should you wish to comment on any of our events and activities described below please contact the Rock Choir Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support Rock Choir through lockdown.
It has been a shocking and challenging time for everyone but together we are stronger and we remain united as 1-choir and 1-family.”
– With love, Caroline Redman Lusher.
Creator, Founder and Creative Director of Rock Choir.
ROCK CHOIR ONLINE
Rock Choir is online during lockdown!
All 400 weekly rehearsals which normally take place in venues across the UK have been moved online since March 2020.
The Rock Choir Team made up of 80 Rock Choir Leaders and an H.Q. Team of 30 have been working from their homes in conjunction with government lockdown rules.
All teaching, events, projects and activities have been communicated to our Members in their homes via Zoom, YouTube and social media.
SPRING TERM 2021
Our Spring term 2021 began in the week starting Monday 11th January offering 10-weeks of rehearsals and events online.
As well as learning 3 brand new Rock Choir songs, Abba’s, Take A Chance On Me, Queen’s, You’re My Best Friend and Wilson Phillip’s, Hold on, Members are invited to take part in various extra projects, recordings and workshops.
Rock Choir is ready to return to physical rehearsals and events as soon as the government allow for them to restart.
If you wish to join Rock Choir or enjoy a free taster session please click below to find your nearest location and Choir Leader.
As soon as we revert to physical rehearsals you will be able to attend your local venue to continue your membership with us and meet your Rockie-friends in person:
KBS IS BACK
Based on the success of our 2020 ‘Keep Britain Singing’ campaign where we offered a free, daily feel-good sing for 106 consecutive days, we are offering a similar daily singing session, Mondays- Fridays at 12 midday in conjunction with lockdown 3.
We at Rock Choir know how important singing is for our mental health so offering a free daily burst of fun and dynamic Rock Choir singing featuring a pop song from the Rock Choir repertoire and some fun vocal and musical exercises ensures that we are contributing our skills and expertise to the bigger picture and the well being of great British public.
These free sessions are available to everyone and are family-friendly lasting between 10 and 15 minutes featuring a fun vocal warm-up and one song a day.
Anyone wishing to take part should click below at 12 midday Mondays-Fridays:
CHRISTMAS SINGLE 2020
Rock Choir Members were invited to take part in a mass recording of a charity Christmas single last year. The Rock Choir version of ‘Keeping The Dream Alive’ was released to help raise awareness of and funds for the Mental Health Foundation.
4550 Members took part and contributed their vocals along with the Rock Choir Leaders and a solo from the Creator of Rock Choir, Caroline Redman Lusher.
The single was released on 11th December 2020 and entered the iTunes download singles chart at No.1 as well as remaining in the Big Top 40 at No.3 until a few days before Christmas.
The original artist/band, Műnchener Freiheit, supported the project and sent the Rock Choir Members a message of their own. Click here to watch Műnchener Freiheit.
Click below to hear the song and watch the Keeping The Dream Alive’ pop promo. Should you wish to make a donation of £5 or £10 to the Mental Health Foundation please text SING5 or SING10.
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‘Keep Britain Singing with Rock Choir’ and ‘Ready For The Weekend’!
The Rock Choir Team created 2 campaigns during the 2020 lockdowns offering the British Public a chance to look after their well-being by singing and engaging with the Rock Choir Team via free daily live Facebook sessions.
‘Keep Britain Singing’ was a daily 3pm live singing event that ran for 106 consecutive days from the start of the March 2020 lockdown allowing the public to learn fun vocal exercises and at least 1 feel-good Rock Choir song each day.
As lockdown measures started to relax in the summer of 2020, this daily singing event became a weekly one called, ‘Ready For The Weekend’ offering a variety of Friday afternoon sessions of music, singing and fun. As we began our busy Autumn term on 14th September, this Friday event was replaced by the official content of the Autumn term featuring 4 brand new songs, a variety of previous Rock Choir songs and the chance to take part in our charity Christmas single release to help raise awareness of the Mental Health Charity.
Now that we are in a 3rd National lockdown, Keep Britain Singing has been revived with a new look and taking place at 12 midday Mondays to Fridays.
ROCK CHOIR 24
‘ROCK CHOIR 24’ Raising funds and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation in a 24-hour event in May 2020!
Rock Choir has changed lives since it began in 2005! With its engaging, fun and feel-good formula, thousands of the British Public in over 400 communities across the UK have become Members and enjoyed a new life-style in the exciting Rock Choir environment.
Many Members use Rock Choir as a lifeline so connecting to the Mental Health Foundation and supporting Mental Health Awareness Week was an obvious decision to make.
In May 2020, the Rock Choir Team created a 24-hour virtual fundraiser to raise funds and awareness for The Mental Health Foundation offering ‘Rock Choir 24’ which featured back-to-back music, singing and activities from the Rock Choir Team to engage both the Membership and the British public.
Many celebrities took part including Sir Cliff Richard, Clare Balding OBE, Michael Ball, Jools Holland, Jess Glynne and Aled Jones as well as many others.
Over £45,000 was raised and Rock Choir continue to support The Mental Health Foundation with the release of the Christmas single, Keeping The Dream Alive and other activities which are planned for 2021. Click here to watch Rock Choir 24: