Music You Are A Friend Virtual Chorus Project

What is this all about? 

Since we are unable to meet and perform in person, we wanted to find a way to get us all together virtually. After doing a small group virtual performance of “Old Friends” and seeing how much fun it could be, we thought it was time to include everybody, and that the most appropriate piece to perform is our WCC theme song “Music You Are a Friend”.

Who can participate? 

All current and former WCC chorus members, including singers, musicians, stage crew, helpers, and supporters are welcome. 

How can I participate? 

Follow the instructions here: MYAAF How-To

When is the deadline, and when can we see the performance? 

The deadline to submit your recording is Sunday December 6. The finished video should be ready to view in mid-December. 

How does it work? 

Although virtual chorus pieces look like everybody is singing together on Zoom, in fact each person makes their own recording. The post production team then takes the individual recordings, synchronizes and combines them with special video and audio editing software, and produces the final video. 

What if I’m terrified of having my voice recorded? 

We want everyone to feel welcome. If you really don’t want your voice recorded, we would still like you to participate – please see the Recording Instructions for how to prepare your recording as “video-only”.  

I don’t think I’m capable of doing anything this technical – how can I possibly do this? 

It’s really not that hard, and we are more than happy to help. If you don’t have the equipment required to make a recording, we can help find loaner devices. Ask a chorus friend for assistance, or contact one of our "designated helpers" (let Bill W. know if you'd like to be added to this list):

Can my significant other (or kids or cats) be included in my recording? 

Absolutely! See the Recording Instructions for how to include the singing of more than one person at the same time.