Calling All Singers & Musicians!

Want to be a star? Then Forest YMCA's Virtual Choir may be what you've been waiting for.

Forest YMCA's (FYMCA) Youth Service is looking for singers and musicians aged 11-19 in the London Borough of Waltham Forest to join its first ever Virtual Choir.

A Virtual Choir brings together singers in different locations, often worldwide, who post videos of themselves singing a song online. Their vocal submissions are then brought together and edited to create a single performance.

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Participants of FYMCA's Virtual Choir don't need to be professional singers or musicians and anyone can join in regardless of ability. FYMCA is looking for guitarists, beat boxers, Tenors, Altos and Sopranos…anyone has a passion for music or just wants to sing! All that is required to be a part of FYMCA's Virtual Choir is a video recording device such as a mobile phone and access to the internet.

Singers and musicians who want to get involved with the project need to simply visit the Forest YMCA Virtual Choir Facebook page or the Forest YMCA You tube Channel and follow the instructions in the 'how to' videos. Participants will see instructions to record the choir's song of choice, Ed Sheeran's hit single, "Lego House". Once they have chosen the part of the song they want to sing or the musical piece they are submitting, all they have to do is record themselves and upload their recording.

The end product will be FYMCA Virtual Choir's take on "Lego House", a culmination of the edited voices and musical sounds submitted via Forest YMCA's / page. The song will premiere in FMCA's Virtual Choir concert (date TBC) which will be streamed on FYMCA's social media channels simultaneously and will be the first in a series of songs to be released by the Virtual Choir.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday 13th September 2013.

More Information

Deborah Hudson, Youth Manager on 94625


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