A Highlands choir will look to hit the right note for 2021.
With a dramatically different 2020, new 2021 restrictions have the members singing praises.
The Highland Singers members have applauded the latest changes to NSW COVID-19 restrictions which now allow groups of 30 to sing.
For almost a year, COVID-19 has made it difficult for the 30 members led by maestro John D'Arcy OAM and esteemed pianist Rhonda Langford OAM to share their voices.
The restrictions meant that for many months there was no singing allowed.
Then, when a maximum of five singers were allowed in the one space, practice resumed every Monday at Holy Trinity Church.
Member and singer, Kevin Offord said it's been wonderful to get back into the swing of the music.
"We had two groups of 15 singers," Offord said.
"We followed protocol which kept us going. We wore masks while singing and at anytime, only five people could sing.
"The rest of the singers had to hum along which was quite fun. We just adapted to the situation and had fun while doing it."
The hall in Berrima, strictly adhered to all pandemic protocols and with a positive outlook the choir have been rehearsing for their annual major charity concert.
While usually held in June, and this year aptly titled 'Those Were the Days' a date and venue have yet to be confirmed.
The choir is keen to once again engage in community events in the Southern Highlands and to encourage enjoyment, happiness and a sense of wellbeing that the pleasure of singing and live music brings to all age groups.
"We're still hoping to have our concert this year in June," Offord said.
"The problem is at this stage we don't have a venue or date set. We're hoping to set both soon and we can hold an excellent show.
"We're staying positive as we are in an great situation here in Australia and hopefully stay on this great no COVID case track record we've all been on."
If you would like to nominate a venue, please visit www.thehighlandsingers.com for more information.
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