Bystock Court – Joy Joy Joy!

After 18 long months, La La has finally done its first performance in front of family and friends at the beautiful Bystock House in Emouth. It was a gloriously sunny day. We were all so excited to finally be performing the songs we have been learning in our kitchens during lockdowns and live covid secure sessions. Zoom felt like a thing of the past as we heard each others voices lifted in celebration.. We were joined by superb musician friends of mine for the songs we recorded as virtual choir videos. That was my surprise and present to the choir. We loved rocking out to Don’t Stop, the video we recorded last May as our first project. Our family and friends clapped and cheered, there were tears of joy and relief and some tears of sadness as we remembered those we had lost along the way.. Its been a rollercoaster for everyone...

Back to ‘normal’

The day is finally here - so-called Freedom Day where most of the restrictions imposed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic have been lifted. For us at La La this means that we can at last get back to our usual lovely venues and have some wonderful live singing together.Sam, however, has a steady calm hand on the La La tiller and will be steering us through this part of the storm carefully. There will be rules we all follow still, to keep each other safe, happy and for EVERYONE to enjoy La La again in a way that makes them comfortable. She will be streaming live sessions on the Facebook page so no one gets left out. We are a family and always will be. . From 26th July, we will be rehearsing as follows (all sessions are 7pm to 9pm): Monday - Plymouth : EMMANUEL CHURCH HALL,...

Let Choirs Start Singing Again: Singing Will Rebuild National Well-Being

Sign the petition here Singing is good for you. Fact. It's good for the people around you. Fact.Choirs, with all the necessary mitigations in place*, should be allowed to go back to singing immediately in order to continue supporting the communities they are based in; especially important for those that rely on the well-being and anti social-isolation aspects. Equally, there should be no further limitations on their activities that are not in line with guidance for similar activities unless there is strong scientific evidence for the limitation.As the UK progresses through the roadmap stages many activities that prolong exposure to heavy breathing have all been given the go ahead for indoor activity such as going to the gym and laughing/talking with mates down the pub/restaurant. Choirs and vocal groups were also given the go ahead but 36hours AFTER the May 17th roadmap step, the guidelines were changed to limit indoor singing...

La La Christmas Boxes

This Christmas it really bothers us that we cannot support charities and so on as we usually can. Moreover there are people in our local communities finding the expensive time of Christmas more difficult in the pandemic. Christmas for families using foodbanks is going to be harder than ever and there are more of them than ever. So this year La La is running an initiative where we pack up Christmas boxes for the children of these families so they have something to open on Christmas day. . There will be three age range boxes. 2 to 6 years, 7 to 11 years and 12 to 16 years.THE GIFTS MUST BE UNISEX.The gifts can all be obtained from a supermarket or online so no one has to go anywhere they wouldn’t ordinarily be going.You MUST ensure that the gifts are safe and age appropriate.Each box should contain a chocolate selection pack...