Commissioned for the 2020 Camberwell Arts Festival I am creating an animation to celebrate the Camberwell Music Hall connection. This will be set to a 4-part choral arrangement written by local composer Jordan Theis, which fits the 1910 Collins and Harlan recording of the song
We are inviting singers from Camberwell and beyond to crate a virtual choir for this animation. Whether you sing in a choir, in the shower, or haven't sung for years, we'd love to have a wide variety of voices to represent Camberwell and beyond.
Here is a lyrics video I made of the 1910 recording by Collins and Harlan to get the idea of the tune and to practice singing along:
To record a part:
Choose whether yo sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass.
Download the score and audio files - https://tinyurl.com/y7ttpsoz
Listen to the guide vocals. There is a separate file where Jordan sings each part separately
If you prefer to sing to a track without vocals, find the midi part in the 'recording parts' sections
Please listen to the backing track in your headphones and sing along, recording your voice only
You can use a phone, computer or microphone to record - it doesn't need to be brilliant quality, only clear.
Submit the recording to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 7th June
Don't worry if your attempt isn't 100% accurate - we'll be able to iron out many things in the editing process. The most important thing is to Jon in, have fun and enjoy the final result when it comes out during the festival.
The singing style should be light and articulate and text clearly. Think Cole Porter/Noel Coward!
If you have any questions, please get in touch at the above email.
The singalong event will be taking place at the opening of Camberwell Arts Week on Saturday 13th June