Dacorum Community Choir encourages residents to join in at home

Dacorum Community Choir is encouraging people to join in from home after it's first conducted rehearsal, led by musical director Rufus Frowde, was a success.

'How do you feel at the end of the day? Are you sad because you're on your own?' Those words from Lennon & McCartney's 'With a little help from my friends' aptly formed part of the choir's first conducted rehearsal, which has been posted on You Tube.

First to react was Berkhamsted resident Fatima Bakharia, who celebrated her 87th birthday earlier this month.

She has been with the choir since the initial rehearsal in November 2009 and has seen many changes. 'I'm so happy! she said 'It was lovely to have dear Rufus back.'

Rufus Frowde, Dacorum Community Choir at Home

Fatima lives alone and is determined to keep her spirits up by singing to the world through the open windows of her flat.

The rehearsal finished with a round, ending with 'Yet I will be Merry.' and an enthusiastic 'Hey!!

The video went public on Thursday and by Sunday morning had been watched more than 300 times.

To join in, search You Tube for 'Dacorum Community choir at Home' or click on the link on the choir's website page: www.dacorumcommunitychoir.org. under 'rehearsals at home'. The rehearsals will be updated weekly.

If you like what you see you will be able to join in person when they return to full rehearsals at the Church of the Resurrection on Tuesday mornings.

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