I am sure many will have seen digital choirs over the last few
weeks, we have already gone one step
further and successfully made a recording of a virtual congregation singing a
hymn for a service in June. We are planning
the next for the service on the 19 July. The hymn we have selected is The Earth
Is yours, the music of which has been recorded by Fiona at Shebbear, now all we need are the singers.
If you sing in church, home or even the shower then you are the
type of singer we need. We are not trying to put a choir together but a
congregation singing together - so everybody could join in.
Enjoy yourself - all tracks will be merged together into a single piece making this as close to congregational singing as possible
Practice singing along to the backing track, using the music and words attached. You can sing soprano, alto, tenor, bass, or just sing the tune. You can even try singing the descant
To record yourself, listen to the backing track with headphones on one device. On a second device, record yourself singing. This can be a video, sound recording, or MP3.It is important that it is only recording your voice and not the backing track. Don't worry what this sounds like - when all the tracks are joined together the combined sound will be tremendous.
Please ensure there is silence in the background, and that you are not holding the device with which you are recording as this can create interference: set it close by on a table.
Please send a photograph of yourself that can be used in a photomontage of all our participants.
Please send audio clips in by the 12th July to give sufficient time for the editing of all the tracks together.