Fermata | Widespread Orchestra: Raise Your Voice With Us for a Community Choir Performance

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Raise your voice with us in this most unique collaboration between Town Hall Seattle, composer Noah Luna, poet Mike McGee, and singers like you! A composition for chorus has been written, and singers will be “performing” together, along with cellist Joshua Roman, by recording their voices and sending to our production team to assemble and share with our community online. The idea comes from Mike McGee’s poem “Widespread Orchestra”, a poem about singing to yourself during quarantine and hoping that someone, somewhere is singing too, and perhaps your voices make harmony together even though you are apart.

We would love any interested singers to contribute their voice to this project (deadline is Monday 10/26) and singing along with one of the rehearsal tracks detailed below. The recording you take can be done on any format: recorded into your phone’s “voice memos” app, recorded with your phone’s video camera like a youtube video, you can call the composer and sing it into his voicemail – any and every willing voice is welcome with any recording format.

It will certainly be much easier if you can read music and have sung in choir before, but the tracks below have also been prepared in several configurations, and there are several tracks with just your voice type alone. So, even if you don’t read music super well, but can follow along with the words and sing along with the pitches provided, you can give it a try!

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