In Need of Singers for Recording Choir
- Are you a Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, or Bass?
- Are you in the Milwaukee area?
- Could you spare 1-2 hours of your time (paid)?
I write choir parts in an unorthodox way, which is based on how I'm used to recording them. That being, I have everyone of every vocal range sing all the same parts (in the octave of their choice), then I edit those parts together to create the harmonies. To do this, I write all the parts within a single octave range of D to D. This way, all of the parts can be sung by all singers, either between D3-D4 or D4-D5. It essentially turns a 3-part harmony into 6 parts, which sounds very full.
In the past, I've had singers record themselves at home, one at a time, and I layered those recordings to create a "virtual choir." The process worked very well during covid-19 quarantine, but now we can safely record multiple voices together in the same room, and I'd love to try that.
My writing and recording method is still very similar: Instead of a traditional choir harmonizing, we will record everyone singing in unison, for each part, and then I will layer those recordings to create harmony.
My plan is to rent the Polish Center in Franklin, WI on either a Sunday, or a weekday evening, sometime in the near future (nothing is confirmed at this time). At which point I would record a variety of musicians, including the choir parts.
I'm hoping your available and interested!
Ready to learn the parts?