Chorale Project –> Virtual Choir (link below)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fr5rx76e2m175nd/VirtualConcert_MCC_test_02.mov?dl=0

Hi  everyone,

I hope that all of you are enjoying this most unusual summer as best you can, and that you and your families continue to be safe and well.

As for me, I’ve been “toying with” an idea for a while now, and I would like to share it with you.

As you probably realize, it looks as if it’s still going to be a while before we will be able to come together physically as a group to sing.  Things like “live” online zoom rehearsals are impractical … because of the “lag” in the sound, the difficulty hearing, etc.

So, I have been trying to figure out what we CAN do now, until we can come back together again.

Most of you have probably seen some of the wonderful “virtual choir” videos out there…some are very elaborate(!), but some are rather simple but beautiful.  I’m hoping that perhaps as a “chorale project”,  we can create a virtual choir video of the chorale that we can share on YouTube and on our Facebook page and our website, etc.

Before putting it out to all of you, I thought it would be best to do a little “test” first – to see if this is even something that is possible for us to do. So, with a lot of help from Julie (Kelleher), Holly, and four of the “kids” who agreed to be my “guinea pigs”(!), we did just that, and here is the link to our “test demo”!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/fr5rx76e2m175nd/VirtualConcert_MCC_test_02.mov?dl=0

(For full effect, it’s best to watch it on your computer or tablet, rather than on your phone).

Now that we know that this can work(!), I want to invite all of you to participate (on your own time and from the comfort of your own home! LOL ) and I’m so hoping many or most of you will decide to join in the fun!  (If our project is a success, we are hoping to do something similar with the youth chorus!)

Please let me know as soon as possible if this is something you would consider, and then I can go into more detail with you as to how it will work!

I will look forward to hearing back from each of you.

Thanks so much,
Betsy

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