The restrictions around public singing are being eased a little. But as we remain ever-aware of the risks around the spread of COVID-19, it looks like it may be some time before we hear our congregations at full voice once more.
Which ever way you look at it, though, attending an act of worship and not being able to sing feels very peculiar indeed.
So, what does that mean for our music groups and choirs, whose ministry perhaps feels frustratingly redundant at the moment?
We are convinced that it’s important to keep our teams actively involved in and committed to the ministry of music and song, by whatever means possible.
In these days of social distancing, one invaluable tool tat we need to make the most of is REMOTE RECORDING…
If it’s not something you’ve tried before, don’t let the thought of the technology scare you off! It’s much more straight forward than it sounds, and you probably already have the tools you need to do it on your tablet or smart phone.
To get you started, we’ve created a short 3-part video tutorial to show you the process we use to produce remote recordings with our own team.
It’s not fancy, and it would not be the way to go about it if you were planning to release an album. But for online and live-stream liturgies, or public liturgies with limited live singing, it’s perfect.
While we could bide our time and hope for things to get back to some sort of ‘normality’, but by then we could well discover there is no one left who is willing or able to carry the song.
We need to do everything we can right now to engage and involve our teams, and to keep the song – and the faith – alive.
We’d love to hear from you in the comments below… Would you be interested in more tutorials like these? What other areas would you like to hear about from Jo?