Welcome to CHORVID-20, the international lockdown-choir!
Our next song will be Praetorius’ Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen. We will publish the recording on Orthodox Christmas (January 7th, 2021).
We will sing each verse in a different language, including a first ever Russian stanza for this German classic.
All you need to do to take part is download the sheet music (copies are provided in Cyrillic and Roman script), practice your part with the click-track provided and submit your video.
Click tracks are provided for each individual part (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass), to help you learn your part.
When you make your recording, you will need to listen to click track with earphones, because the only sound that you should record is your own voice. It is vital to stay in time and in tune with the click track.
When you feel confident, record yourself singing your part on your computer or your telephone.
Uploading your recording
When you are satisfied with the recording you have made, you can submit it in a file to email@example.com, or by WhatsApp to +4407811885585.
You can also use facebook to transfer your recording. When you have uploaded it, please contact Alexander.
The deadline for submissions is January 6th, 2021.
Your video or audio file may be too large to send via email. In this case, the easiest way to send the file is to upload it to online storage (google drive, dropbox, cloud etc.), and then send me a link to this place so that I can download it.
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Thank you for sharing this beautiful work. You may also enjoy another virtual choir, done several years ago without even considering at the time that the virtual approach would one day be the only way to sing together during a lockdown. Tikey Zes, a contemporary composer and choir director in the Greek Orthodox Church in America, directs his arrangement of the communion hymn of Pascha, Soma Christou (Body of Christ), sung in Greek by Church musicians from across the USA: “Receive the Body of Christ; taste the fountain of immortality; Alleluia.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V7Ap1sIenA