We broke the mould when we decided not to stick to a term time schedule like lots of other choirs. We meet most weeks of the year, however, we occasionally break for Rest Weeks. We never stop singing for big summer breaks. Check out more details of our yearly schedule below.
Rest Weeks for the remainder of 2023 (no rehearsals):
- W/C 10th April 2023
- 1st May 2023 – Southampton choir will not meet due to Bank Holiday
- 8th May 2023 – Southampton choir will not meet due to Bank Holiday (King’s Coronation)
- W/C 29th May 2023
- W/C 28th August 2023 (2 weeks)
Christmas break 2023 (no rehearsals):
- 18th December 2023 – 5th January 2024
Rest Weeks for 2024 (no rehearsals):
- W/C 1st April 2024
- 6th May 2024 – Southampton choir will not meet due to Bank Holiday
- W/C 27th May 2024
- W/C 26th August 2024 (2 weeks)
Christmas break 2024 (no rehearsals):
- 16th December 2024 – 3rd January 2025
What is a Rest Week?
A Rest Week does what it says on the tin – we take time to reset our buttons and chill. We don’t hold any rehearsals or events during Rest Weeks.
Why do we take Rest Weeks?
- Atmosphere & wellness: Singing is wonderful, but, it’s healthy to take a break now and then. We find that choir members and the Sing Now Choir team come back refreshed and feeling more engaged to get singing after a Rest Week.
- Improved attendance: Members are more likely to book holiday or have time away during the Rest Weeks, as these are published in advance. This means that general attendance is more consistent throughout the year.
- More time for socials: It’s nice to get out of the ‘classroom’ and socialise with fellow members. Quite often, members will organise informal social events during Rest Weeks to keep in touch with each other and catch-up in a different setting.
When do Rest Weeks take place?
We have just 4 Rest Weeks across the year and then a break over the Christmas period. Typically, our Rest Weeks fall on weeks containing Bank Holidays (Easter Monday, Spring Bank Holiday & August Bank Holiday). As each calendar year varies, it’s important to check our latest Rest Week schedule online via our blog or Members’ Area.