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Virtual Choir - Week 1

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Words – Hal Hopson, 1972 (1 Cor. 13:1:3)    Music – traditional English melody

Our first song will be a simple four-part hymn. It has three verses to be sung in 4-bar phrases. Please see the notes and the video before beginning.

Instructions for Practicing/Rehearsing:

1.    Print the PDF of the "Sheet Music" below and use your pencil to make notes, OR, use your favorite music e-reader and make the notes accordingly.


2.    Watch the “Conductor’s Notes” video and mark your score, as indicated.


3.    Rehearse several times, focusing on note and rhythm accuracy, and feeling comfortable and confident with the text.

4.    Choose your level of comfort

a.    More advanced singers may choose to sing with only the piano, while watching the conductor video.

b.    Less advanced singers may choose to sing with a part track, emphasizing a singer or instrument playing their part, along with the piano.

5.    Rehearse several more times, building on your note and rhythm accuracy, by adding a focus to phrasing, dynamics, breathing in correct places, accented/unaccented syllables, musicality, and tone color to match what was asked for or demonstrated.

Sheet Music

Director's Notes

Conductor Video

Practice Tracks

Soprano Audio
00:00 / 02:08
Alto Audio
00:00 / 02:02
Tenor Audio
00:00 / 02:08
Bass Audio
00:00 / 02:07
Piano Only
00:00 / 02:06

Instructions for Performing/Submitting:

1.   When you have practiced enough and feel you are ready to record, please retrieve your headphones and TWO electronic devices: one for listening, and one for recording.

2.    Frame your shot using your phone or other recording device in horizontal (wide) format, pointed at you standing against a solid, light-colored wall. You may wear whatever attire you're comfortable wearing. 


3.    When you're ready to begin, put on your headphones, hit "record" on your recording device and immediately hit “play” on your listening device (please note – your recording will be a capella and you will submit a video with only your voice).


4.    Once the recording is complete, upload it below. It would be helpful if the video is in MP4 format, but not completely necessary.

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