Singing apart together
Monday 23 March 2020, when lockdown started -
Thursday 5 November 2020, until our Christmas term
at choir members' homes
across the UK and beyond
With the coronavirus restrictions impeding rehearsals and concerts, Orlando Chamber Choir dares to reach for the cloud with a virtual performance of Tallis' If ye love me and Byrd's Ave verum corpus. It took headphones, microphones, laptops, mobiles and extensive tangles of wire to record each single line in solitary self-isolation - trying to beat the internet lag and stay in tune and time from our various geographical locations. One of our singers, Ron Keefe, expertly mixed our individual audio tracks together to create a semblance of the Orlandian sound, after which another member, Edgar Chan, skilfully lined up the resulting sound file with our many mugshots. Please enjoy the magnificent magic of their manipulations in the videos below - in which, alas, even their combined technology couldn't comb over our Corona coiffs...