For the first time in a year, the Riverina Conservatorium of Music was filled with the sound of the Murrumbidgee Magic Chorus in full voice this week.
Last week's move to allow up to 30 people to sing together indoors meant the choir could finally rehearse all together in one space.
It comes after the choir spent most of 2020 rehearsing over Zoom.
Jenny O'Neill, a choir member for 20 years, said it had been a challenging and different year not being able to sing as a group.
"It was hard to keep motivated," she said.
"You were in your own room doing your own thing."
Ms O'Neill said over recent weeks it had been great to get back to rehearsing even in smaller groups.
"It's great to see everyone in person and hear other people singing," she said.
"Since we've been back, I think we've seen nearly everybody at least once."
This week's rehearsal was the first one back for 15-year member Penny Walsh.
"I just couldn't wait to come to the old rehearsal room and try to be as normal as possible!" she said.
"Our goal is to get back to our sparkles and our makeup and our performing."
The choir is both a musical and a social outlet for the group, with many members travelling from as far as Henty, Lockhart and Junee to participate in the weekly evening rehearsals.
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