After the success of our remote choir recording of ‘Christmas Candle’ at the end of last year (which can be found on the school website), we have been asked to put together another recording for a very special occasion! The commissioning service for our new Chaplain, Sarah Burke, takes place on 26th April at All Saints’ Church. We have been asked to record the children singing ‘You are my Brother’ for this occasion – the recording will then be played during the service. Children who sang in the School Choir last year are invited to record themselves singing the song on their own at home, using the backing track. If your child wasn’t in the choir last year but would like to take part in this special project, they are more than welcome! If your child would like to take part and submit an audio recording, here is what they need to do:
Practise the song using the video below
When they are ready to record, plug some earphones or headphones into the device that you are playing the video on – this is so you can hear the music yourself, but it won’t be picked up on your own recording. If your recording includes the music, it may not be able to be included.
In a quiet space, record yourself on something that records voice only – a good app would be a Voice Recorder on a phone (I will accept videos if you do not have a voice recorder app).
Once you have recorded the song, check the quality of it: Can you hear yourself clearly? Do you hear a dog barking in the background or a sibling playing? Do you hear the music on your recording? It is very normal to do several recordings until you get a really good one, believe me!
Once you have a recording you are happy with, send it to me via email (see below). The deadline for recordings is Friday 16th April. This will give me time to put it all together before the service – if it is a couple of days late, I won't mind, but any later and it may not make it into the recording.
Below is the video that you will need to use. It includes the lyrics, backing track, and instructions of how to prepare for recording. Please note that by submitting an audio recording, you are agreeing to the recording being played in the service (names of the children will not be published). The deadline for recordings is Friday 16th April 2021.
To submit your audio recording, or if you have any questions about this project, please email me at email@example.com
I look forward to hearing everyone! 🙂