Virtual Choir


Listen on Youtube to All Things Bright and Beautiful (Virtual song #1)

Listen on Youtube to Walk in the Wind (Virtual song #2)

Listen on Youtube to Christmas Kum Ba Ya (Virtual song #3)

Listen on Youtube to Still the Song Lives On (Virtual song #4)

Listen on Vimeo to The Prayer with Lead Us Lord (Virtual song #5)

Listen on Youtube to The Peace Carol (Virtual song #6)

Virtual Choir #6

Peace Carol

Here is the full vocal score to print without piano accompaniment if you need it (6 pages)

Hear it sung on the JW Pepper site

Hear it sung by St. Peter’s Chorus in concert in 2013

Use any of the files below to record your video:

(You should be able to right click to download any file to your computer if you want.)

Watch and hear the full score video                    Hear the full score, audio only
Watch and hear the Alto notes video                  Hear the alto score, audio only
Watch and hear the Bass notes video                Hear the bass score, audio only
Watch and hear the Soprano notes video           Hear the soprano score, audio only
    Watch and hear the Tenor notes video               Hear the tenor score, audio only

   Watch and hear the Solo notes video                 Hear the solo score, audio only

Deadline to have your recordings sent to me is Nov. 11

Making your recording

  1. 1.Consider what you wear. A little Christmas color might be nice.

  2. 2.Consider your room - no fans or background noises

  3. 3.Consider your background - not too busy.

  4. 4.Lighting - be sure your face is well lit from all sides to avoid shadows or hot spots. Watch out for reflections in your glasses.

  5. 5.Try to have the camera at or above eye level and not too close to a wall (echoes).

  6. 6.You need to play the background track on one device while listening with headphones, and record on another device. The camera on a smart phone is maybe the easiest to use.

  7. 7.Position the camera horizontally (sideways), get close to the camera or zoom in a bit, we want a good head & shoulders shot. Don’t hold the camera, it’s too shaky.

  8. 8.Start recording, leave your headphones unplugged until you hear the starting sound (at BANG). That sound needs to get picked up by the recording camera so we can synchronize the videos. Then plug in the headphones and sing along. If you are using wireless headphones this is harder so in that case just say “Bang” when that start sound plays, that should be close enough to help me line things up.

  9. 9.Remember to use good diction and be conscious of the dynamics and rhythms in the song. Watch those rests and soften those “R”s and “S”s.

  10. 10. Avoid page turn noises

  11. 11. Save a few takes so you can send us the best one. Remember none of us is perfect so don’t worry about minor things, when we all sing together these won’t be noticed.

  12. 12. Send your file to this Dropbox folder:

  13. 13. Dropbox will send me an email so I will know you sent it.

  14. 14. You may prefer to send the file to me on text message, or on email or on Facebook Messenger. If your camera was set for high resolution (1080p) then be prepared for it to take a long time to send it, especially if you have a slow internet. Lower resolutions are fine (720p or 480p) but all will work. I will respond to let you know I got it.

  15. 15. Editing will take some time but I will let you know when it is ready. 

  16. 16. Have fun with it and look at the camera as much as you can, not always at your music. SMILE!

  17. 17. Don’t shut off the recording too quickly, smile for the camera for a few moments at the end.