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Athens Virtual Choir: Why We Tell the Story

Registration Deadline January 27 at 5:00pm

All recordings must be completed by February 2, 2021

Final video will be released as a part of our Shorts Series exclusively on Patreon

This year, as we’re beginning the process of introducing Virtual Choirs once again into our programming, we’re making some changes to make things easier for you, our participants!

We will be recording all parts of our Virtual Choir video in the Black Box here at The Arts Center. You will have stage lights, and you won’t have to worry about recording or sending in videos, as we will have that here! The process may already feel very different from previous videos, but there are still many things that are going to be the same.

For instance, the recording process will be very similar. You will need to bring headphones/earbuds with you to your recording session (if you do not have a pair, let us know and we can lend you a sterilized set), and when you go to record, you will hear the familiar “one, two, three, clap!” in your ears, and with that you will clap when you hear the word “clap.” This helps us line up the videos in post-production.

Then, you will sing along with the recording playing. The recording you use will be assigned based off of your vocal part and will play the instrumental backing track as well as a piano playing your notes along with the music for you to follow. You do NOT have to have the music memorized!

When you sign up to participate, you will receive an email with a recording materials packet that will include a copy of the cast recording to listen to for reference, a copy of the instrumental backing music with your part played to practice/record too, and a copy of the sheet music with your notes highlighted. You may print this and bring it with you if you wish.

We will also discuss with you when you or your family may come in to record. There will be thirty minute blocks, so you have time to record (more than once as needed!) and we are able to clean and sterilize all equipment used between people. We will be distanced and masked unless actively performing, as according with our Covid-19 guidelines.

In order to sign up, just fill out the form at the link above and you should receive an email within 24 business hours with the recording information packet and sign up information for a recording spot. We will be recording all videos by February 2, 2021.

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