The three leaders are to be congratulated on the variety of songs they have included in each session. Kieran Smith had a different approach in the Harmony session in July when he reintroduced us to “Hallelujah”. Brian Greed has been fine tuning “The Changing of the Guard” amongst a variety of his songs, whilst Margaret Merriman finished one session with “Old Man River” which is always well received by the group.
We are grateful to Gwen Barnes for her accompaniment on the piano to such a variety of songs.
Since our last Singing session in July it has been brought to my notice that Joan Badrock has been in Benalla Health for just over a week. Joan enjoys her involvement with Singing for Fun, and we hope to see her back with us in August.
We would like to thank the Hub Committee for organising the new position of the cupboard which houses most of our singing books. The cupboard had previously been housed in the small alcove near the front of the Hub, and the change to the back wall makes access easier.
U3A Benalla have been informed by the Benalla RCC that the current COVID restrictions set by the Victorian State Government say that: Maximum group size: 10 people (still adhering to the 1 person per 4sqm) each group of 10 must stay the same and cannot change or mingle
Unfortunately, under these conditions, Dorothy and I agree that it is impossible to hold Singing for Fun on Thursday 5th August 2021.
As the COVID restrictions are due to be reviewed on Thursday 5th August, we are hopeful that Harmony will be able to be held on Thursday 12th August 2021 in the Hub.
Hope you are all enjoying the Olympics.