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in conjunction with

SongFest Inc. and the Australian National Choral Association (ANCA WA)

held two webinars to discuss

“The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on choirs in WA”


Responses to the recent COVID Choir Survey highlighted the immense impact that the pandemic has had on all singing groups in Western Australia.

While there is finally a chance for choirs to return to live rehearsals, the survey raised myriad questions from choir management such as;

Are government regulations sufficient for choirs?  What about issues such as aerosols created by singing?  What shall we do if community transmission of COVID returns to WA?


Webinar No.1 links

“Strategies for returning to singing with and without COVID”

was held on Wednesday 24 June 7:30pm

Download Matt’s Choir Survey presentation from Webinar 1 here

Download Matt’s introduction to Choir COVID Safety Plans here

Download Summary of Presentation by Chair Tim Fisher 

Summary of comments by Dr Nicholas Bannon UWA

Summary of comments by Nikki Sullivan music educator


Webinar No.2 links

“Write your own COVID Choir Safety Plan – a step by step guide”

was held on Tuesday 30 June 6:30pm

To write your own plan, please download both the Phase 4 WA Govt COVID Safety Guidelines and Plan Template for Sport and Recreation before you start the webinar guide

Download webinar presentation and step by step guide pdf – Write your own COVID Safety Plan

Webinar 2 – Matt demonstrates singing in different types of masks!

Matthew Clements and Tim Fisher will offer 30min online consulting to choirs who need help to discuss or complete their plan.  Email Matt to book a time.