The Barton Stacey Chamber Choir is back and are hoping to have another sing-along on Monday at 7.30pm, on Zoom!
I (Antony) am here for support with Zoom. If you're having any problems, let me know and I'll try to sort you out. I may private message you on the call if I can see you're having problems, but you'll get a notification about that! I will aim to join early at 7.20pm in case anyone needs help or just wants to get it sorted beforehand!
THE WAY IT WORKS
If you didn't make it before, the way it works is it's not like a normal rehearsal. We can't all sing on the call because everyone has their own separate lag which makes timing impossible. That and everyone singing at once at different microphone volumes, it becomes quite heavy on our computer systems!
So, as Host, Antony will mute everyone except Kate when we start a new song. Kate will play or sing the song and, whilst muted, we sing along. Try to sing your part against the tune! At the end of the song, Antony will unmute everyone and we discuss and choose a new song! If you really want to sing a song you like, make your voice heard here!
If you're in a household with other choir members, it's best to join the call on one computer or device. It's less strain on your internet and you can be together with your family. It doesn't hurt to get them involved too: everyone is on mute, so only your family can hear them sing!
A further note that Zoom calls are 40 mins long. If we get kicked out, just click the link again, and enter the same password again to rejoin the call!
Last week we used the following setlist, although we only sang a handful of songs. These are our pieces we all know well!
A Bunch of Thyme
Build Me Up Buttercup
If Ye Love Me
Long Time Ago
O Waly Waly
Shto Mi E Milo
Singing in the Rain
The 59th Street Bridge Song
The Lord Bless You and Keep You
The Sound of Silence
We Go Together
We may also do some pieces from the concert music we were rehearsing at the start of the year! That music is on the website: https://www.bartonstaceychamberchoir.org/members/
If you haven't got any pieces, you can download them from the archive: https://www.bartonstaceychamberchoir.org/members/music-archive/
HOW DO I JOIN?
The following link will take you to the rehearsal, so from Monday 7.20pm, it will be ready to use! Feel free to join anytime before 7.30pm. We will aim to start singing then. You can join after 7.30 but we may finish early!
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 713 5781 2864