Monday 15 June

When and how can choirs sing again without becoming ‘super spreaders’?

“Paul McCartney once said the cooperation of a choir makes him feel “optimistic about the human race”.

But for those who love to sing with others, the expert view on whether we should do so during the coronavirus pandemic is less than optimistic — now is a very risky time to belt out a tune together.

Some experts have even described choirs as ‘super spreaders’.

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, several clusters (and subsequent deaths) within choirs in the US and the Netherlands provided a frightening wake up call for the choral community.

Since then singers have been asking the ABC when (or if) they will sing face to face again, and to help explore the risks associated with singing.”