This project is now closed. The video recording will be available soon.
Welcome to the Quaker Virtual Choir Project, 2021.
Our aim is to record two songs using Zoom technology in order to create a video which can be streamed to Quaker events or viewed online at Friends’ convenience. The songs are George Fox, by Sidney Carter and Truth’s a Seed by Alec Davison and Tony Biggin.
You may have seen a number of videos of Virtual Choirs which are currently doing the rounds – here’s an example (perhaps this is a little more ambitious than our project…!)
Unfortunately, it is very difficult, technically, for singers to hear each other when singing on Zoom or other web-based initiatives – everybody’s broadband runs at a slightly different speed which means that synchronisation is virtually impossible.
What most virtual choirs do instead is to record individual voices and then a producer mixes them together afterwards. This is what we intend to do. We will then be able to disseminate a final video to gatherings, social media and on this website.
The 2 songs we shall be singing are George Fox by Sidney Carter and Truth’s A Seed by Alec Davison and Tony Biggin
Here’s a demo of the songs made with the same phone-based technology we will be asking you to use in the project