First congregational church, bellevue, ucc Virtual choir 

anthems for spring 2021

WELCOME!

Thank you for adding your voice to our virtual choir; we're so glad you're here. This page contains instructions about how to participate, plus links to pages for each of the songs the choir will be singing.

SHEET MUSIC & MP3 Downloads:

You can download printable PDFs of  sheet music or MP3 audio files using the following link:

CLICK HERE FOR SHEET MUSIC & MP3s

ATTIRE

Please dress "church nice," and check each song's page for specific instructions.

  • NOTE: You're only filming from waist up, so wear whatever pants are most comfortable and allow you to sing beautifully!

CAMERA RECORDING SETTINGS

  • vertical/portrait mode

  • HD / 1080p resolution, 30fps

  • 9x16 aspect ratio

  • lots of light

  • quiet room

INSTRUCTIONS

(all is covered in the video, but in case it's helpful in text form, read on!)

THINGS YOU WILL NEED:

 

  1. A cell phone with a camera to take the movie of yourself ("Device #1")

  2. A second device ("Device #2") with access to the internet (cell phone, tablet, computer) to listen to the singalong video while you film yourself with Device #1.

  3. Headphones to listen to the recording on electronic Device #2

  4. A quiet place with in which to film yourself (turn off any air conditioners, loud lights, any ambient noise)

  5. A steady place to set your cell phone camera to film yourself (examples include propped against a book, a tripod, or having a friend hold it steadily for you) 

SET-UP & PRACTICE:

 

  1. Go to the spot you decided was good for filming (quiet and solid background). Bring both your cellphone and Device #2.

  2.  Turn on Device #2. Attach your headphones. Put them over one ear so you both hear the video and yourself singing. Open up the sing-along movie and press play.

  3. Practice singing along with the video while listening in your headphones. 

  4. Orient Device #1 (your cell phone) with the screen vertically (portrait orientation) and place it propped against a book or in the tripod so you are in the video window. Make sure we can see from your belly button up to the top of your head.

RECORDING:

  1. Go to the sing-along video or MP3 for for the song you wish to record.

  2. Start filming! First start recording on Device #1 (your phone should show a timer and a little red dot to confirm it's filming), then press PLAY on the singalong video/MP3 on Device #2.

  3.  Sing along with the video through the end of the song. Be sure to pause for a few seconds after the end of the song.

  4. Upload your video using the link on the song page. Sometimes it takes a couple tries, so keep going until you get a confirmation that it has uploaded.

Previous FCCB virtual music projects: