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9 April

New ways of doing things

Our lives are becoming more and more virtual at the moment with online social contact one of the safest ways to keep up with our friends and families. This has meant lots of changes for many of us from learning to do video-calls, mastering the art of online shopping (if we can get a delivery slot!) and even exercising using online videos.

The King’s community has been engaging with lots of wonderful ways to reach out to those who are isolated using social media platforms. For example, our Director of Music, Simon Taranczuk (Hon OV) and Assistant Director of Music, Christopher Allsop (Hon OV) have been taking part in Facebook Live performances on the ‘Daily Music from Worcester‘ Facebook page. Chris played Herbert Howells’ Master Tallis’s Testament on Monday 6th April and Simon performed some piano miniatures including ‘To a wild rose’ by American composer Edward MacDowell on Wednesday 8th April. You can find out more here

Many OVs will of course have fond memories of services and assemblies in Worcester Cathedral. The cathedral is closed at the moment but services are being taken by the Dean in his home and are being live-streamed on Facebook here. Very different to what many OVs, especially OV choristers and musicians will remember but it is great to see our neighbour finding new ways to reach out to the community.