You may have seen a few weeks ago (which may feel like months or years after this “Lockdown Lent”) that we had posted several dates and times for the presentations of Born for This throughout the UK and US.
Obviously, those performances did not happen as scheduled, so we were thinking of a way we could put all that preparation to good use as we celebrate this #lockdown Easter.
We came to the conclusion that we should include as many people as possible in a virtual Born for This Resurrection Scene Finale!
We have all suddenly become very adept at connecting through voice and video in these days of social distancing.
We invite you to weave your voice into our virtual choir for a joyous rendition of We Thought That It Was Over. This is the final song from our Born for This presentation, which the song the disciples sing when they behold the Risen Christ. We hope that you will join us in digitally declaring, “Now we’re all free!”
Here’s how to join:
- Download the audio track from the link below and (if you read music) follow along on the lead sheet.
- Practise by singing a long with the track a couple of times to make sure you’ve got the timing and phrasing. Remember: male voices on the first verse, female on the second verse, and then everyone together from the chorus to the end.
- Record yourself by listening to the backing track with headphones on one device. On a second device, video yourself singing. Please ensure there is silence in the background, and record your video horizontally, not vertically.
- Email your video before 12.00 noon on Easter Sunday 12 April to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your file is too large to email the save it to Dropbox, OneDrive, Google drive or similar could storage space and then please email us the download link.
- Follow us on Facebook to see the finished video when our virtual choir is assembled.
Get your resources here!
- Download Melody Lead Sheet [PDF]
- Download the Audio Track [MP3]
- Visit our Song Page for simple lyrics and more resources
How do you plan to make this Easter special within the confines of social distancing? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.