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    After what seems like an eternity online, choirs in states like NSW and Victoria are now slowly going back to face-to-face singing.

    The pandemic might have spawned a myriad of smiling happy Zoom choirs, but virtual group singing can be a poor substitute for the real thing, says Nicki Johnson from Community Music Victoria.

    "We don't sing as fully and as freely when we're in front of a screen," Ms Johnson says.

    People also report being sick of the sound of their own voice, she adds, as currently there's no easily accessible technology that allows online choir members to hear each other in real time. Read more...