It would normally be their busiest time of the year, but this Bastille Day will go on without a song from the Chorale Francaise de Wagga Wagga.
"We would normally be singing at dinners for about a full week before the day," said choir co-ordinator Gail Crozier.
"Instead, we've been singing on zoom for about 13 or 14 weeks."
Practising virtually has presented some unique challenges for the 32-member ensemble.
"Zoom is very isolating. Everyone is on mute and you're singing to yourself," Ms Crozier said.
We can see each other singing, but all you can hear is the music director and the tune.
With the relaxation of restrictions, half the group will be allowed to return to their rehearsal room at the Riverina Conservatorium of Music.
But it will be a long while before the whole group will be permitted to be in the same space, meaning they will have to miss out on their usual July 14 celebrations.
"Singing, we've been told, is just about the worst thing you can do right now to spread the virus, so we're having to be very careful," Ms Crozier said.
Bastille Day - or Fête Nationale - commemorates the 1789 anniversary of the storming of a significant Parisian fortress during the French Revolution.
"We would normally be starting our French Film Festival in Wagga on Bastille Day," said Alliance Francaise tutor Sue Savage.
The group's language lessons have also just returned following months in lockdown.
"We held our first conversation Friday in July since we cancelled them in March," Ms Savage said.
"It was very hard for a lot of people to keep up with learning in isolation, most have said they've forgotten everything they learned now."
Of course, when meeting in their small gatherings, the new language learners have been mindful to avoid plosive words, as French-speaking linguists encourage the replacing of words like 'tu' with words like 'vous'.