We are recording
two ‘Lockdown Choir’ items

for Easter Day before Lent begins,
so that we do not have to record
Easter hymns during Lent


Deadline Tuesday 16 February


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



Jesus Christ is Risen Today

Jesus Christ is ris'n today, Alleluia!
our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross Alleluia!
suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing Alleluia!
unto Christ our heav'nly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured; Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

Click here for the the backing track


Love's redeeming work is done

Love's redeeming work is done;
fought the fight, the battle won:
lo, our Sun's eclipse is o'er,
lo, he sets in blood no more.

Vain the stone, the watch, the seal;
Christ has burst the gates of hell;
death in vain forbids his rise;
Christ has opened paradise.

Lives again our glorious King;
where, O death, is now thy sting?
dying once, he all doth save;
where thy victory, O grave?

Soar we now where Christ has led,
following our exalted Head;
made like him, like him we rise;
ours the cross, the grave, the skies.

Hail the Lord of earth and heaven!
Praise to thee by both be given:
thee we greet triumphant now;
hail, the Resurrection Thou!

Click here for the the backing track


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


Many thanks!


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