Come and Sing Online
Many people’s lives have been affected by the Coronavirus crisis and the social distancing measures put in place by the government. However, through the power of music and with a little help from social media, it is possible to support each other at this difficult time and still enjoy singing together. Singing is scientifically proven to be beneficial to people’s health, and the social act of singing as a group is both enjoyable and good for the general wellbeing of everyone.
We have planned a few events to keep you going during the lockdown. Listen to the results of our first project here: Stainer's Crucifixion.
Following the tremendous success of 'Stainer's Crucifixion Online,' we have decided that our next event will be an interactive Come and Sing. Faure's Requiem is one of the nations most loved works, sung by choral societies, choirs and schools across the country. In addition to the requiem, Anthony Gray, a finalist in the BBC Radio 3 Carol Competition has written a new piece, to be premiered and sung at the Come and Sing.
There will be 2 sessions which will comprise of warm-ups, singing through both works and follow a similar format to a conventional Come and Sing. After this event, you will have a week to record yourself singing to the provided backing tracks, which we will then collate into one big performance for all of us to share and watch.
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You are warmly welcomed to join this project, regardless of experience. Please spread the word to family, friends, and other choir members so that as many people as possible can take part in this fun project. It is vital during difficult times such as these to join together in solidarity, and by creating wonderful music together it is a reminder to us all the impact music has on our lives.
To help finance this project and musicians that have taken part recording vocal tracks, backing tracks, solos and organ accompaniment please consider using the link to donate.