The Churchands Choral Society (CCS) and ELMvc are collaborating. In the first instance, the CCS Music Director and members assisted ELMvc in an exercise to 'showcase' its initial song Each Moment.
This exercise tested prototype procedures and tools developed to operate the virtual choir. Lessons learned will be applied to improve our methods and systems before distributing practice material world-wide for ELMvc's second event, Each Moment (100+).
The Each Moment (showcase) event involved the following:
1) Leah Blankendaal, the CCS Musical Director, conducted the virtual choir on a video recording for each of the eight musical parts, plus three recordings for the movie, in accord with her interpretation of Each Moment.
2) CCS choir members participated, along with other singers, to video record their part(s) during Feb/Mar 2013 from the comfort of their homes as directed by Leah's video recordings.
3) The ELMvc technical team then combined the individual recordings, which were rendered into a virtual 3D world, to produce the movie launched at the inaugural Mandurah Proms (a major attraction of the 2013 Mandurah Stretch Festival).
4) Some of the CCS members who participated also joined with other 'locals' to participate in the Mandurah Proms workshops and concert under the expert direction of Jonathon Welch AM (our Patron).
In return, the ELMvc founders, who hold the copyright for Each Moment, have granted CCS permission to perform the song in live concerts, royalty free, should they see fit to do so.