BFC was one of the first choirs to venture back to rehearsal

On Monday 14 September, 86 members of the 150 strong Brighton Festival Chorus obediently waited in masks at 2m distances outside All Saints Church in Hove to come together for their first rehearsal since 17 March.

Then, it would have seemed quite ridiculous to be lining up to have your temperature taken, handing in a medical report form and picking up a transparent visor and antiseptic wipes (having sanitised your hands) at the beginning of a choir rehearsal… and that was all before making your way to a marked seat in the echoing spaces of a large Victorian church.