Virtual Choir

The Salvation Medley Virtual Choir Information

We are now seeking talented Christian singers from all over the world to join us for our next virtual choir medley. If you love the Lord and have a passion for singing, please join us! Our inaugural virtual choir medley was truly an ambitious undertaking, but it turned out so well we decided to do it again.

The Salvation Medley is approximately 17 minutes total, and we have broken this up into three segments for recording purposes. These shorter 3-7 minute segments are easier to record and upload than the entire 17-minute medley. These segments will later be edited together by our production team to flow into one seamless whole.

Please note that projects like these present many technical challenges. Be sure that you are prepared for the technical aspect of this project before you begin. You’ll find some notes below that will help you.

Those who wish to participate in this medley will need a few things:

  1. Two devices. You will use one device to listen to the slate track (which you will sing along to). You’ll use a different device to record your video while you sing.
  2. Earbuds for listening to the slate track. These are mandatory. We can’t use your vocals if the slate track can be heard in the background.
  3. Internet speed that can handle uploading these large video files.

Other things to consider:

  1. Practice, practice, practice! It’s important to feel comfortable with the music before trying to record it.
  2. Consider lighting. You’ll need lighting that is not too dark (we want to see you!) and not too bright (so you don’t look like a ghost!)
  3. Record in a quiet room and consider noise pollution. Turn off fans, air conditioners, televisions, and anything else that might be heard alongside your vocals.
  4. Framing. Please shoot horizontally rather than vertically. You’ll need plenty of space on either side of your face. Also, you want a little bit of space above your head and some space below your head (think mid-chest up).
  5. If using a phone to record, please use the front-facing camera (the one you’d use to take a “selfie”) so that you can see your framing as you record.
  6. Look at the camera as much as possible, rather than only looking down at music. This is much easier to do when you are well-practiced and familiar with the music.
  7. Be expressive! Let your facial expressions reflect the music.
  8. Commit to excellence. The finished product will be at its best when each participant commits to making excellent recordings.

To be a part of this virtual choir and gain access to the slate tracks and sheet music, please register here.

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The slate tracks and sheet music that you will receive are copyrighted material and should be kept confidential. By accessing and downloading the slate tracks, you agree not to duplicate or share them in any way.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM on July 25th. Please keep in mind that it will take some time to upload your files. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to do so. We’d hate to miss out on your video because last-minute technical problems caused you to miss the deadline.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at pandhrecording@acappella.com