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by Hare
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4937

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

Because it isn't. It is for some of us Can I presume you live in a part of the world where there are so many pastoral musicians champing at the bit that you will never be able to serve again? We've just lost our building. But we have no intention of giving up. To put it bluntly, I am furloughed unt...
by Hare
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4937

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

alan29 wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:10 am
Hare wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Why not just throw in the towel and accept it is all over?
Because it isn't.
It is for some of us
by Hare
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Liturgy Matters
Topic: The Government's Guidelines for Public Worship II - the return of choir groups
Replies: 43
Views: 4937

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

Why not just throw in the towel and accept it is all over?
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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 43
Views: 4937

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: 1163

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...