|Singers of the Living Tradition|
Attention: After sending out the May 14th UUMA Weekly a good number of errors were found in the Virtual Choir Directions. The corrected directions are below (5/18)
Please submit your clip as soon as possible but no later than May 29 to allow time for editing. DEADLINE Extended to June 1!!
Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles, Director
All Are Welcome!UUMA Members, LREDA members, AUUMM members, spouses and partners.
Dr. Zanaida Stewart Robles is a fierce advocate for diversity and inclusion in music education, performance, and ministry. Authentic interpersonal connection and relationship-building are core principals of her teaching and performance methods. Born, raised, and educated in Southern California, she is in demand as a vocalist, conductor, clinician and adjudicator for competitions, festivals, and conferences related to choral and solo vocal music. As a performing arts instructor at Harvard-Westlake Upper School in Studio City, CA, Dr. Robles conducts the Chamber Singers, Jazz Singers, Bel Canto Treble Choir, and Wolverine Chorus for tenors and basses. She is also the director of music at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church in Pasadena, CA where she oversees the Neighborhood Chorus, Neighborhood Bells, and the Neighborhood Youth Choir. She serves on the national board of the National Association of Negro Musicians and is chair of the board of directors of Tonality, a non-profit organization that promotes peace, unity, and social justice through choral music performance in Los Angeles. Her film and television credits as a session singer include “Glee,” “Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy,” “Godzilla,” “Minions,” “Creed,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Venom,” “Smallfoot,” “Frozen 2,” and “Underwater.”
For the virtual choir piece, use this folder to store video recordings for "Come Sing a Song With Me."
Please see attached for the vocal score and guide track for the "Come Sing a Song with Me" Virtual choir arrangement. With these tools, all are invited to make a video of themselves singing this song for what we hope will be a beautiful virtual choir presentation during the 25/50 Worship and Service of the Living Tradition. Recordings should be a cappella - make sure you can't hear the accompaniment on your recording. I have no contact information for choir participants. So please share with GA choir members as you are able so that everyone who wants to can participate. Please note, we only need participants to sing the "congregation" part.
Some things to remember when recording "Come Sing a Song with Me:"
ADDITIONAL TIPS: Use the video (linked below) for your recording guide. You will see other tracks in the the Google drive, but please use only the video.
The score that is linked at the bottom of this page is the correct one - again, there are other scores in the drive, but the one marked "Voice - 1" is the correct one to use.
The first part is a solo - your singing should begin in measure 35.