We are now recording ‘Lockdown Choir’ items for
The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

scheduled for Wednesday 16 December

The service will take place online
and also in Saint Margaret’s if possible

With just three weeks to go
we are recording
one item each week


Click here for ‘The Angel Gabriel’ (deadline Friday 27 November)

Click here for ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ (deadline Friday 4 December)

Click here for ‘Ding Dong Merrily on High’ (deadline Friday 11 December)


You can see the finished versions of previous Lockdown Choir items here


Feel free to make (and send in) recordings
in advance of each deadline
(and even all at once if you wish)
but do note that there is a deadline
every week, and the next one is this Friday!


How to record yourself on a smartphone or tablet
On a smartphone or tablet, the usual Camera function will include a video‑recording option.
You might be able to play the backing track, and video‑record yourself, on the same device at the same time.
Alternatively, you can play the backing track on one device (a smartphone, tablet, or computer) while video‑recording yourself on another device.


How to record yourself on Zoom on a Laptop
1. On the laptop, go to www.zoom.us and follow the instructions to install the Zoom software. It is designed for having face‑to‑face meetings over the internet, but it is also a really easy way to make a video recording.
2. Start up the Zoom program. The first time you do this, you have to register with an email address and password (it asks for your work email, but any will do). Now press the big orange button - “New Meeting” - and then “Join with Computer Audio” (as opposed to using a phone). You are now in a Zoom meeting room - on your own.
3. Get the image on the screen how you want it.
4. Click “Record” (down at the bottom of the screen). Do whatever it is you want to record. Click “Stop Recording”. Click “End Meeting” / “End Meeting for All”. Zoom will now save your recording, then take you to the place on your computer where it has saved the recording. Practice as much as you like. Once you have the recording that you want, send it in by email or using WeTransfer.com.


How to send in your finished recording
You can send the result to my WhatsApp 07712 47700
or to any of these three email addresses
michael.hampson.mobile@googlemail.com
vicar@these4parishes.co.uk
mh@ssra.uk
If the file is too large to send by normal email
you can send it by WeTransfer.com


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