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by Hare
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I am less despondent. I think that those who return when things like singing and provision for children restart will be wanting to sing. I worry more that people will have lost the habit of going to church and will have found other ways of filling that time on a Sunday. I can see a time of shrinkag...
by Hare
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

I would happily play but am furloughed until singing is allowed - or the furlough scheme ends - when I would be redundant.
by Hare
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hmm. All this listening is in danger of becoming the "New Normal" (I HATE the term with a vengeance!) Why don't we just give up??!
by Hare
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Hmmm - I thought I'd PM'd Nick but no sign of the message! It wasn't really important! Just to say that I'm probably going to be made redundant by the diocese when the furlough scheme ends - hence my despondency at the way things have turned out.
by Hare
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Nick, I am speaking of my own personal situation. My time in church music has come to a premature end. I am sure singing will return at some stage.
by Hare
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Of course I'm not saying the government imposed the virus on us - I'm just sick of the fact a lifetime's work in church music has been brought effectively to an end by this no singing business.
by Hare
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

Quite honestly, I have no interest in a "recovery" from something that has been imposed by an incompetent government - I'm finished with the whole blinking business.
by Hare
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 29
Views: 1629

Re: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups

My choir won't be restarting anytime soon as l as DOM am furloughed until October.

I can't help feeling that some people will view the return of choirs singing alone as 'elitist' and that getting the assembly singing again eventually may be difficult!
by Hare
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

The problem with your current PP's approach is that it makes it much harder for those priests who will not allow recorded music. I recall a liturgist friend of mine who, with great care, would attempt to persuade people not to have recorded music only to get the response "it was allowed for the fun...
by Hare
Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Pre-recorded music in liturgy
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Re: Pre-recorded music in liturgy

Yes - I have become a CD operator at almost every funeral at my place in the last few years. Previous PP would not allow recorded music under any circumstances, and upset a lot of people. Present PP is well aware of this, and bends over backwards to keep people happy!
by Hare
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Redundancy after furlough

That's where the form is from - I'm on diocesan payroll for tax and safeguarding purposes (They reclaim my salary from parish)
by Hare
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: Redundancy after furlough
Replies: 6
Views: 1085

Re: Redundancy after furlough

Not clear. I don't think PP knows either. He seems to think I'll be back playing next month!