Beyond the Rainbow
£0.00 – £20.00
Tuesdays 7.30 – 9pm | 8th – 29th September
Cuppa & Natter from 7.15pm (plus tech support)
Beyond the Rainbow is an online singing project filled with a colourful mix of uplifting songs. The 4-week project is hosted by Unity Choir and welcomes new voices as well as returning members to what would usually be our Autumn Term taster weeks. Open to adults from across the UK & beyond, all are welcome even if you’ve never sung before or regularly sing with other choirs.
This project requires no ongoing commitment & singers can join any session which suits them. Pay as you feel during booking or at any point during the project via our donate page. Each session costs us £5 per singer to deliver so we suggest a donation of £20 for the 4 weeks, however we encourage you to pay as you are able during these difficult times.
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The weekly sessions will give us a space to connect, escape, unwind, recharge and reflect. We’ll sing a wide range of musical styles including pop, musical theatre, gospel & world song – with a mixture of well-known tunes and new found favourites. Just like our previous online project – Rainbow Voices, the heart-warming songs have been specially chosen to lift our spirits, shining a ray of hope as we venture into Autumn. You’ll have access to lyric sheets and rehearsal tracks via our website and be invited to join our Facebook community.
If you haven’t sung online yet, we will be offering technical support along with a ‘cuppa & natter’ from 7.15pm each week, so there’s plenty of time to socialise too. We’ve already helped over 100 singers access online sessions since March so even if you’re not very tech savvy we will soon be able to get you set up.
IS ANY SINGING IN PERSON?
This project is entirely online. At the end of September Unity Choir will assess the many considerations regarding returning to in person singing, however, at present our sessions remain online.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
The 4 weekly sessions start on Tuesday 8th June with ‘pay as you feel’ booking. You choose if and what to donate. You can donate during booking, or at any point during the project via our Donate page. Some singers prefer to make one donation at the start, whilst others prefer to donate weekly – it’s up to you. You can join in with the whole project or just drop into the sessions that work for you – we know that life needs to be flexible for us all right now. You’ll be able to listen to recordings of any of the songs you miss in between sessions via our website.
The Singing Elf is a Social Enterprise, our online programme is not currently receiving any funding other than donations from singers. Each session costs us approximately £5 per singer to deliver and therefore some singers may choose to donate £20 for the 4-week project. Singers are able to donate an amount of their choice according to their own circumstances at this difficult time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
This is a live digital session, you can log on from any location via any mobile device, laptop or computer with an internet connection. It’s quick & easy to download the free Zoom app we will be using. Don’t worry if you’re not very techie – we’ll provide full instructions and guide you through the process. To take part you just need to be able to hear sound from your device, a camera to be seen and microphone to be heard. If you’re using a mobile device or laptop these are often built-in features. Find full instructions of how to use Zoom here
HOW DO I LOG ON?
STEP 1: Purchase ticket – you’ll receive the ticket by email with the zoom link & password
STEP 2: Download Zoom – make sure you have an up to date version of Zoom here
STEP 3: Visit Resources Page – to access the lyric sheets & rehearsal tracks
STEP 3: Log on – via the link in your ticket from 7.15pm
£20, £15, £10, £5, Free
Date: June 09, 2020
Start time: 19:30 BST
End time: 20:30 BST