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One Musical Director,  TWO songs, 50 singers, 50 individual recordings, several ‘zoom’ rehearsals and many technical challenges .

Gala Opera, who have had a close relationship with The Lavender Touch over many years, were unsure exactly when they would  be able to get back to entertaining the public in the way they love, during these uncertain times.   So they were looking for an enjoyable project which would raise money, but would allow them to come together, musically, but as a Society (at least virtually),  plus allowing some fun doing what they love.  They felt it should at the same time be a rewarding experience which the charity would benefit from in a time when fundraising, due to Covid, had ceased.   So Jeff Thomson, Producer/ Musical Director at GAOS set his mind to devising something that the Society members would enjoy.  i.e.  a virtual choir.

‘Around 50 Gala Opera members (past and present) took up the challenge and after a huge amount of work by all involved, the project is now complete.  Listen to,  not one, but,  two songs from the GAOS Virtual Choir of 2020.  

Lean on Me can be viewed by visiting 

Im on On My Way can be viewed by visiting

We hope you enjoy the finished article, that it brings a smile to your face in these uncertain times and that you can see your way to donate to the Lavender Touch who have been instrumental in its production and who will benefit from any money raised by this project, helping ensure that the service they provide can continue at this difficult time.

Thank you and enjoy.