Virtual Choir Starts Here!

This will be the place to find things for the next several weeks.
Remember, this is a journey that we’re all on together! As we learn what works well, and what doesn’t, we’ll make updates to how things get done. At the end of the day, it’s all about making a joyful noise and giving glory to God!

What is Virtual Choir?

It’s a way for us to sing and make music together, when we are unable to be in the same physical space at the same time. You’ll be provided with PDF copies of sheet music, the same way you would receive paper copies during a normal choir rehearsal. You’ll also have access to piano recordings of the music, which you can listen to and sing along with as much as you want. In some ways, it’s better than live choir, since you’ll have 24/7 access to your own private accompanist, instead of just one hour a week in rehearsal.
 
Once you’ve had a chance to become familiar with the song, you’ll record yourself singing, while listening to the piano track. Step-by-step instructions for recording are provided in the link below, along with instructions for how to send in your recordings, so they can be compiled with the rest of the choir. 
 
Click HERE for instructions for recording and sending your files.
Here are some essential first steps to help you get started:
  • Take a few minutes and read over the general information about virtual choir; bookmark this page for easy access.
  • Next, check out the link above for Anthem A – “Majesty”. There are videos, PDF’s of sheet music and lyrics, plus all of the rehearsal tracks, ready and waiting for you. Anthem B – “Blessed Assurance” will also be fully available soon.
  • Then, head over to the LHUMC Music YouTube Channel and click SUBSCRIBE. Make sure you favorite/bookmark the page for easier access in the future. You can get there by clicking HERE
  • Finally, if you have any issues, feel free to send Dotty an email – dotty.doyle@lhumc.org

Upcoming Music

You may choose to participate in either one or both available anthems. 
Anthem A is ‘user friendly’ and will be done in unison (with optional harmony available) 
Anthem B will be done in 3-4 part harmony, but you may sing the melody if you would like.
July 2020
 
Virtual Performance – July 5, 2020
Anthem A  – “Majesty” (#176, UM Hymnal) – Click here for music and files Anthem A
Please submit your recordings by Sunday, June 28, to allow time for compilation.
 
Virtual Performance – July 19, 2020
Anthem B – “Blessed Assurance” (#369, UM Hymnal) – Click Here for Files for Anthem B
Please submit your recordings by Sunday, July12, to allow time for compilation.