The WGNC virtual choir

Are you missing congregational singing?  If so, there is an opportunity to take part in a WGNC Virtual Choir.  The instructions on how to do this are below.  Please do join in if you can.

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.

We are going to sing “Praise God from Whom all blessings flow”.  The links below are to recordings of the different parts being sung.

                               Sopranos      Altos      Basses

The notated parts are available but you can just sing along with the backing track if you prefer.  This is a short one.  Only one recorded verse is needed, although there may be a little cutting and pasting thereafter to mix this in with some prayers that are being prepared.

The idea is that you listen to the recording 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 by e-mail (or WhatsApp if that is more convenient and you have my mobile number).

Please send your recording in by 5pm on Saturday 8th May so that the results can be put together for the Sunday service on 9th May.

I hope that doesn’t sound too complicated!  This is intended as a fun project, so if it becomes a chore, or difficult to do, or you simply don’t fancy it, that’s no problem at all.  Also, feel free to get in touch if a conversation about how to do it would be useful.

Finally, if you can think of any family or friends that would enjoy joining in please do invite them.

Thank you!

Adrian Bowman