Village Church

Virtual Choir Projects

Welcome! We’re so pleased to have you joining us for a virtual choir project with The Village Church Chancel Choir. Please bookmark this page so that you’ll always have access to the most updated project information.

 

Virtual choir submissions for all projects occur in 3 Phases: Practice audio track, final audio track, and video. Below you will find due dates for our current projects as well as instructions for recording and submitting for each phase. Please note that in the spirit of consistency and fairness, participation in the earlier phases is mandatory for participation in subsequent phases for ALL singers. If you have any further questions about this process, please contact Danielle Perrault at daniellep@villagechurch.org.

 

Thank you for your participation!

 

Village Church Music Staff

 

 

 

Upcoming Projects and Due Dates

 

Anthem of Gratitude by Joseph Martin

Scratch Track (please contact your section leader for part tracks)

 

 

Phase 1 Submission: Monday, October 26 

Phase 2 Submission: Monday, November 2

Phase 3 Submission: Wednesday, November 4 (submission link will be posted here shortly!)

  • Video Upload Tip: Due to the large size of video files, you may have the most success submitting your video from a desktop or laptop computer and/or the fastest, most stable wifi connection you can find.

Debut: Sunday, November 22

Due to copyright laws, we cannot post sheet music on this page. If you need access to the music, please get in touch with Danielle at daniellep@villagechurch.org.

 

Recording & File Submission Procedures

 

Audio Recording Instructions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i541j8yr_TY

 

For Android-specific audio instructions, see this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A057XvhK-JQ

 

Video Recording Instructions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MLrvIV6tpE

 

 

Phase 1: Practice Audio Track

Using the scratch track, conductor video, or part track provided by your section leader, record yourself singing your part and email it to your section leader. You will need two devices: One to play the track through headphones and one to record audio (ie. your cellphone).

 

Please use the following guidelines for your audio recording:

 

  • Hold your phone upside down about 1-3 inches below your chin (with the part that you talk into closest to your mouth).

  • Avoid bringing your phone too far forward, where it can pick up extraneous puffs of air from the amazing consonants you will be articulating. ;)

  • You may need to experiment with how far below your chin to hold your phone in order to optimally pick up your unique voice; your section leader will provide feedback on this as needed to help you.

  • For some pieces you may be asked to provide an audio/visual marker to help sync up the audio tracks. If applicable, please do your best to clap or make a quick “ts” or “k” sound precisely in time as designated by Juan.

 

Once you have submitted your audio file to your section leader, they will reply with feedback for you to apply to the recording of your final track. You can find their emails below:

 

Soprano – Katie Colleen Hickey katie.c.hickey@gmail.com

Alto – Elly Roseberry elly.roseberry@gmail.com

Tenor – Myles Mayfield mylesm2012@gmail.com

Bass – Aaron Bullard r.aaron.bullard@gmail.com

 

Please name your email and track as follows:

Email Subject Line: Gratitude Phase 1

Recording Title: [Your name] – [Your voice part] Gratitude

 

Example:

Email Subject Line: Gratitude Phase 1

Recording Title: Danielle Perrault – Alto 2 – Gratitude

 

 

Phase 2: Final Audio Track

Record yourself singing your part again, applying the feedback you received in Phase 1. This time, email your track directly to Juan at jacosta@villagechurch.org. Please use the same email and track labeling instructions as above, substituting “Phase 2” for “Phase 1.”

 

**Note: Please do NOT submit an audio track for Phase 2 if you have not already submitted one for Phase 1. Thank you for your cooperation.

Phase 3: Video

Record video of yourself either lip syncing or lightly singing along with either the scratch track, the conductor video, or the part track provided by your section leader. You will need two devices: One to play the track/video (out loud: no headphones this time) and one to record video.

 

Please use the following guidelines for your video recording:

 

  • Make sure you are in a well-lit area with no shadows on your face; natural light is best.

  • Record in landscape mode (horizontal) at eye level or a little higher.

  • Make sure you are centered with your head in the top half of the shot.

  • Try to look up as much as possible! When you look up, do not look at yourself on the screen; instead, try and look at the camera, which is located at the top of your phone (the part you hold to your ear). This will make it look like you are making eye contact with the viewer.

 

See this video for more detailed instructions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MLrvIV6tpE

 

Once you've recorded your video, please upload it to the link that corresponds with the project you're working on (see top of this page next to "Phase 3 Submission"). Tip: Due to the large size of video files, you will have the most success submitting video to this form from a desktop or laptop computer and/or the fastest, most stable wifi connection you can find.

 

**Note: Please do NOT submit video for a project that you have not already submitted audio for. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have questions, please contact Danielle Perrault at daniellep@villagechurch.org.

 

Thank you!

Anthem of Gratitude (section leader mix)
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