Each Big Noise Chorus performs concerts individually as well as combining forces with other choirs or music groups. Every so often we bring all our members together for large scale exciting concerts.
All of our concerts raise money for charity. We believe that charity should mean charity, and aim to keep our concert costs to reasonable levels. We do ask that each charity we raise money for becomes actively involved in the organisation of these concerts.
The Big Noise Chorus Ltd has been designed specifically to cater for the growing need for Community and aims to discard the elitism that can often go with choirs to create genuine Community Spirit where every voice matters regardless of gender (including transgender), race, sexual orientation, disability or age.
COVID 19 has obviously thrown a cat amongst the pigeons, not least in the fact that we have been unable to rehearse in the same way as pre-pandemic, but also it has affected our performance opportunities and fundraising.
Like so many other choirs, in March 2020 Big Noise moved onto Zoom to rehearse. For many people this didn’t provide the joy that they previously got out of singing. If you can’t hear other people singing, but can only hear yourself singing - especially for less confident singers. Our membership levels dropped to about 50% of pre-pandemic levels.
Since returning to live sessions again, things have had to look very different. In consultation with Public Health England SouthWest we have various protections in place for our singers including:
All of these protections remain under review and may be subject to change.