Are you missing congregational singing? If so, there is an opportunity to take part in a WGNC Virtual Choir. We prepare a hymn every two weeks or so for the Sunday (usually morning) service. This is fun to do, and it helps to promote the sense of the church at worship together. It’s the closest we can get to congregational singing at the moment.
There is an opportunity to sing the song The Communion Hymn for Sunday 4th October. The parts are available here: sopranos altos gentlemen. The sheet music, which also shows who sings what when, is available here: music.
To sing well, it is very important to warm-up. Here is a short set of exercises to prepare your voice. If you click on the link, you should be taken to a short audio file which will talk you through what to do.
To make your own contribution, the idea is that you listen to the audio file on earphones or headphones, while recording your own voice singing the same part. The recording you make should be only of your voice. The track you listen to is to make it possible to synchronise all the recordings later. You might like to use one of the simple recording apps for phones, such as Voice Memos or Easy Recorder. You can also record on a computer or laptop if you have suitable software. The ideal form of returned file is .wav but .mp3 or any other standard format should also be fine.
Please send the file with the recording to me at the e-mail address below (or WhatsApp if that is more convenient and you have my mobile number). Please send your recording by Friday 2nd October so that the results can be put together for the Sunday service on 4th October.
If you have suggestions for other hymns we might sing, please let me know.