Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

Joining our voices together in the singing of carols is an important part of our Christmas celebration.  Doing so will be more difficult this year, but we are exploring creative ways to sing "together." We invite everyone to participate in a "virtual choir" of Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.  Submit a video of yourself singing along and we'll edit them all together into a congregation of carolers. 

We encourage everyone to participate, no matter your singing or musical ability! 

Directions for recording your video are below; please read them carefully! 

All video recordings will need to be submitted by Friday, December 18 in order to be included.  


Please contact Anthony Rafaniello, Music Director and Organist with any questions at anthonyrafaniello@gmail.com

Directions for Recording

-- Set up in a quiet spot with good lighting so you can be heard and seen.

-- You need to use two devices to record: one so that you can listen to the accompaniment track with headphones, and one so you can record yourself with video as you listen. If you need to view the musical score, you should either download and print it, or use a third device to view it.


-- While we would prefer for you to submit a video recording, if you are more comfortable submitting an audio track instead, we can include that in the virtual choir.

-- Do not record with the accompaniment track audible; your video recording should be only of your own voice without accompaniment. You may want to practice with the accompaniment before recording.

-- During the introduction you will hear a count of "1, 2, 3, 4" and then a clap.  When you record, please clap exactly at the same time as the clap in the introduction so we can use that as a reference point when editing.

-- Sing the melody for all three verses.  If you're a choral singer and would like to sing harmony, you can do so for only verses 1 and 2, using the harmony from the Hymnal 1982.  Verse 3 should be unison on the melody and will include the descant.  

-- Once you've recorded your video and you are happy with it, make sure you have saved it.  Then fill out the Google Form below. Once you submit the form, you will receive a link to upload your video recording to DropBox. Follow those instructions, and then you're done!

-- Videos are due on Friday, December 18th. Anything received after that date may not be included.  Please reach out if you have any questions or need assistance: anthonyrafaniello@gmail.com