Sondra Harnes, Artistic Director • James Selway,Associate Director
Sponsored by Easy Virtual Choir
Our first project launching in July – Worldwide Sing-along Virtual Video!
Love Sings a New Song for the World, written by James Selway, includes vocal parts for child trebles, soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Instrumentalists are also invited to play.
Resource materials include 1) printed voice part and 2) audio and video recordings of the song to practice with at home. An additional recording will be made for those who don’t speak/read English. Participants may also elect to attend four online rehearsals (live or recorded depending on where you live). Recordings for the virtual video will be made on Easy Virtual Video using your computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.
The lyrics will be translated into several languages in case choirs in other countries would like to make their own virtual video.
Visual artists, young and old, are invited to upload art inspired by the song on another portal, to be announced.
Registration will open late June. More details will be forthcoming soon. If you would like to receive information (Need link to a new form)Easy Virtual Choir
Easy Virtual Choir is the easiest way to sing together online, and it's free! The software aligns video and audio tracks automatically and will save you lots of video editing time. It's great for singing in choir, playing chamber music, singing happy birthday together, singing a Christmas carol, and more! Works well for bands and orchestras, too! This site was made by Allan Jiang to help his church in California create virtual choir videos more easily during the Covid pandemic. For the first 4 months of the pandemic, his church found virtual choir videos too daunting to create. Now, they create a 25-30 person choir video every other week! Allan soon realized this tool could help many more people, so he opened it up to the public for free. Allan hopes that this site will bring much joy, connection, and encouragement in this unique and challenging time!
https://easyvirtualchoir.com/World Children’s Choir
The World Children's Choir serves as a voice for children worldwide — giving voice to the interests of all children, celebrating cultural diversity through music, promoting positive international relations, and asking people to work together to create a peaceful, healthy world for children. The children learn how music and art expresses emotion, creates shared experiences, bridges differences, tells stories, produces beauty and enriches others. We believe that working together to produce beautiful music and other kinds of art enables the children to create friendships based on mutual understanding and respect. By bringing children from many cultures and nations together in song today, we can sow the seeds of a more peaceful world tomorrow. The choir has been appointed to the Artists Roster of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Performances have been given for former U. S. Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George H. W. Bush and President Barack Obama; Queen Noor of Jordan, Queen Sofia of Spain; Justices of the United States Supreme Court; on numerous other occasions at the White House, the Kennedy Center, on Capitol Hill; for national and international television broadcasts; and in international concert tours and cultural exchanges.