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Our Rest Weeks for 2025 & 2026 🏖️

Posted On:  February 6, 2024

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 2025 (no rehearsals):
W/C 21st April 2025
5th May 2025 – Southampton choir will not meet (Bank Holiday)
W/C 26th May 2025
W/C 25th August 2025 (2 weeks)

Christmas break 2025 (no rehearsals):
15th December 2025 – 3rd January 2026

Rest Weeks for 2026 (no rehearsals):
W/C 6th April 2026
4th May 2026 – Southampton choir will not meet (Bank Holiday)
W/C 25th May 2026
W/C 24th August 2026 (2 weeks)

Christmas break 2026 (no rehearsals):
14th December 2026 – 1st January 2027

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.

If you have any questions, please check out the FAQs page on our website or drop us a line.