Serving the far north of Scotland
Hurrah! We're slowly getting back to "in person" rehearsals and lessons as covid restrictions ease, and hope to have all of our groups back together in the coming months.
If you're interested in joining one of our orchestras, choirs or bands, please get in touch either by phone on 01847 893517 or using our contact form.
Meanwhile, we are also continuing our lockdown livestream activities because they've been so successful and our audience has pleaded with us not to stop!
Every Sunday afternoon at 2pm, Susie and Katrina join in with "Hymns in the Garden" alongside our friends from Pentland Brass Band - fifteen minutes of hymn requests livestreamed on facebook. We've been doing this every week since April 2020 and the response has been heartwarming so there's no sign of us stopping just yet. You can watch videos of these hymn sessions even if you're not a member of facebook. Just visit the Pentland Brass facebook page. You can watch live at 2pm each Sunday or you can catch up later just by visiting the page. And if you are a member of facebook, you can leave comments and requests.
Similarly, each Wednesday at 2.30pm, Susie hosts a half-hour singalong session on the Wick Choral Society facebook page. This event is suitable for anyone at all, with lots of favourite songs to singalong to. Susie also takes requests if you leave a message for her on the facebook feed either during the livestream or after the event if you're watching on catch up. Susie's missing her regular weekly health choir and her visits to the nursing home in Wick, so this event is a small way for her to be able to connect with people who love to sing for pleasure.
We're delighted that Wick Choral Society is now back to rehearsing live with all the relevant covid mitigations in place. To encourage anyone who is unable to attend rehearsals or is curious about joining the choir, our Monday night rehearsals will livestreamed on the Wick Choral Society facebook page so that you can join in at home. Details of how to find a copy of the music will also be on that facebook page.
Finally, Katrina is (still!) suffering from the after-effects of her own covid-19 infection and her costochondritis continues to make it very painful to practice on her usual brass and woodwind instruments. In response, she started her #couchtograde8 challenge in aid of the Scottish Schools Orchestra Trust in May 2020, and has successfully completed it, managing to sit (and livestream) all of the piano grade exams from 1 to 8 within a period of just 12 months! If you missed it, you can still sponsor her and watch her introductory video here, and catch up on the livestream videos on the caithnessmusic.com facebook page. Katrina's continuing to practice and is now trainee accompanist for the Wick Choral Society!