Over the past two weeks my average score on Angry Birds has gone down considerably.  I’m also somewhat behind on Words for Friends.  I’m earning fewer loyalty points from Costa and now have a significantly lower chance of spilling Sunday lunch down my favourite green tie.  All of this is because I no longer trek into Bath on a Sunday morning to be seated at the organ feeling weary and ill at ease.  Instead, I thought I would try out this concept of Sunday being a ‘day of rest’ and I have to say I’m not very keen on that either!

As a result I decided that I should do something useful with my new found freedom and one of my choir members suggested putting an advert online to attract new people to join.  Between us we quickly drafted up something and posted it to the Choir Facebook page.  Imagine my surprise when only an hour or so later, over 1000 people had viewed this status.  In fact before long that number had almost doubled.


I’m not sure this qualifies as ‘going viral’, whatever that means, but more importantly it did lead to 7 new members turning up at the rehearsal 2 days later.  I quickly decided this was a far better use of time than my fingers wandering idly over the noisy keys on a Sunday morning.  It’s also a good example of how trying something new can lead to unexpected results, and in this instance took very little effort to achieve.


Jules Addison is Musical Director for The BlueBellesThe Pewsey BellesCirencester Male Voice Choir, Blue Notes & Great Western Harmony.

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