American Jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald, once said “music is the universal language…it brings people closer together” and this has never been so poignant than at a time like this!
As the worldwide pandemic of Coronavirus forces entire countries into lockdown people are searching for ways to stay close to friends and family through the use of technology. Platforms such as Skype, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and Cisco’s WebEx are keeping people connected all around the world – and that includes spreading the joy of music.
Whether we are singers or not, we all like to belt out a tune, and doesn’t it make you feel great when you do?
Here’s just some of the ‘at home vocal concerts’ we’ve found on YouTube from around the globe that made us smile, cry and laugh…and we hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
The Couch Choir perform ‘Close to you’
In just two days, over 1,000 people from 18 different countries around the world submitted a video of them singing The Carpenter’s ‘Close to You’. Every submission that was received was added to the collective…and the result is amazing
Camden Voices perform ‘True Colours’
One of London’s foremost vocal groups took 28 individual videos, submitted from all over the world, combined into one- a truly international collaboration.
Perpetuum Jazzile perform ‘You’re the Voice’
Slovenian choir pulled this epic performance off in just 3 days, all from the comfort of their own homes.
The Grange School perform ‘I’ll be there for you’
The Grange School in Cheshire put a new spin on the classic friends theme tune. When we need each other most, they remind us of the importance of friends.
Valley Park School Choir perform ‘Fix You’
This Kent-based school choir speak on behalf of the nation when they thank the NHS in the way they know best…through beautiful song!
Dublin Youth Choir perform ‘Nader My God By U’
Individual recordings from over 60 singers from Youth Choir, Chamber Choir and DYC Singers have been combined into DYC’s first ever virtual choir. What a fabulous sound!
The Rockits perform ‘All I ask of you’
Kent-based choir share this musical classic with us from Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.
Chino Hills High Chamber Singers perform ‘Over the Rainbow’
After their eagerly anticipated district choral festival was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this school from California share this beautiful a cappella arrangement of ‘Over the Rainbow’.
Are you part of a choir? Have you recorded a virtual performance?
STAY HOME, STAY SAFE…AND KEEP SINGING!