While social distancing may be keeping the Coachmen from meeting every Thursday in Allenstown, it doesn't mean that we can't still sing together! We still meet online every week on a web conferencing platform where we get to see all of our friends, receive some music education and actually sing a little bit.
A few weeks ago we were discussing how (if at all) we could safely sing for you. Realizing that it may be a while before we are able to do so we came up with the idea of creating a virtual chorus video.
Now, some of you may be asking "What is a Virtual Chorus?" and that is a good question. A virtual chorus is where all singers record themselves at home and then send the video of them doing so to a prescribed email address. Then, the software engineer in charge will take all of those videos and combine them through a computer program into one seamless file. It takes a tremendous amount of work recording, collecting, and then combining a dozen or more videos into one seamless package but we finally have one ready to share with you!
We already have plans to begin creating a second video so stay tuned!
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Working with Audacity
Date Posted: Thu, Apr 9 2020
A number of Concord Coachmen currently use the free software Audacity (www.AudacityTeam.org) to help them learn new music more quickly. In order to help those who are new to Audacity, the Coachmen held a RingCentral meeting on a Thursday evening's online chapter meeting. Attached are the notes used to hold this presentation. Please feel free to download the notes if you'd like to try your hand at learning the software. Here's the recorded session from that RingCentral session: https://youtu.be/Z0pC6y58b3k
WOW! We all had a blast performing the national anthem right behind home plate at the NH Fisher Cats baseball game! If you were able to join us for this performance we thank you for coming and hope that you'll join us some Thursday evening for more singing and enjoying the fine group of gentlemen who comprise the Concord Coachmen Chorus.
Even if you weren't able to join us on-field we hope that, you too, will be able to visit us sometime in the future on Thursday nights at our rehearsal venue which is the St. John the Baptist parish hall at 10 School Street in Allenstown, NH.
Also, please keep an eye on this page as we have plans to offer more opportunities to sing with us on stage in the near future!