Warm up your vocal chords. Bust out your banjo. Tune your ukuele. Turn on your Hammond b3.
Convergence is celebrating Pentecost Sunday with the first ever Convergence Virtual Choir and we want you to be a part of it! All you need to do is record yourself singing or playing an instrument along with our lead track, upload the video file, and visit our Facebook page on Sunday, May 31 to see the finished product.
Step 1: Download the music.
Our friend Bryan Sirchio from the Convergence Music Project added some new lyrics to a familiar tune. Click here to download the lyrics and chord charts.
Step 2: Listen to the lead track.
Click here to listen to the lead track for our song. It’s just Bryan and his acoustic guitar. And yep, it has a couple key changes. You’ve got this.
Step 3: Record your part.
To record your part for the Convergence Virtual Choir you’ll need to listen to the lead track on one device (with headphones) and then record a video of yourself singing or playing your instrument on another. Begin by introducing yourself so we know your name, where you’re from, and what church or faith community you are a apart of.
We recommend playing the lead track on your computer and using your phone (or another camera) to record the video. Just make sure you’re listening to the song through headphones so it’s not picked up on your recording. It’s ok if you don’t get it right the first time. Just stop your recording, rewind the video, and start again!
Step 4: Upload your recording.
Click here to upload your video. We need all recording uploaded by Sunday, May 24.
If you have any trouble uploading your video file, contact Rev. Jim Keat, our Director of Online Learning, and he’ll help get everything sorted out.
And that’s it!
Now you just wait for the final video to be released on our Facebook page on Sunday, May 31 for Pentecost Sunday. If you’re feeling extra generous you can share this with other people you know and invite them to add their voice or instrument to the Convergence Virtual Choir.