Welcome to the Fauntleroy Virtual Choir

Updated Friday, June 12, 2020

Welcome, Singers!

This page contains scores and recordings for our Fauntleroy Virtual Choir projects.

Zoom invitations will be posted here.

Currently no Zoom conferences until I have completed Birds and The Tree.

MP3 demo recordings:

The Tree MP3

(by Dana Lyons, arranged Bronwyn Edwards)

Rehearsal parts:

The Tree - Soprano 1

The Tree - Soprano 2

The Tree - Alto 1

The Tree - Alto 2

The Tree - Tenor

The Tree - Baritone / Bass

One final reminder about making videos.

Please don't get too close to the screen when you video yourselves. I have had some real challenges on the Birds videos with people's chins against the lower end of the frame. So please back off a bit if you can.  I need room to crop! There should be a little space above your head and the lower end of the video frame should be around your chest. Any closer, and you will be making a lot more editing work for me!  It's impossible to line singers up at eye level if you are hovering at the lower end of your frame.

Please use medium (1280 x 720) or high resolution (1920 x 1080) for your videos. You can change the settings on your phone. If I have to blow up a low-resolution video, it looks fuzzy. If you are able to email me your video, then chances are it's way too low resolution. Higher resolution files are too large to email. They need to be sent either by an iCloud link or Dropbox link or you can upload to the link I provided at the top of the right hand column.

Finally, some people are telling me thay have issues uploading files to this link from their phone. It's SOOO much easier if you hard-wire your files into a laptop or desktop computer and then upload it from there.


All are welcome.

Contact Bronwyn Edwards, Music Director, Fauntleroy Church UCC, and Artistic Director, South Seattle College Community choir, if you would like to join the Virtual Choir email list.

Email: sirensongbron@gmail.com

Phone: 206-255-4590

--- Bronwyn Edwards

Current Projects:

Fauntleroy Virtual Choir 4: "The Tree"

by Dana Lyons, arranged by Bronwyn Edwards

Fauntleroy Virtual Choir 5: "There are No Sides in a Circle of Love"

by Bronwyn Edwards. Circle of Love is on the church choir page, www.bronsongs.com/virtual-choir-.html

Deadline for submissions (revised):

"The Tree"

Submissions closed. I hope to complete the project on the weekend of June 13-14..

The Tree PDF (click to download PDF score)

Participation will be limited to 100 singers.

*Participation in Virtual Choir has always been free, however, for "The Tree," I am requesting a small donation (suggested amount $5) to compensate our writer, Dana Lyons, and my video assistant, Kendall, for this project. This is a voluntary donation to help our artists involved in the project. If you would like to donate $5 to "The Tree" projects, please click on the button below:

Past projects:

3. "3 Billion Birds" - Published May 18, 2020

Written by Bronwyn Edwards and Pamela Hobart Carter

View on Vimeo.com

2. "A Corinthians Easter" - Published April 9, 2020

View on Vimeo.com

Fauntleroy Virtual Choir showcased 33 singers, 44 audio tracks and a new Easter composition created for Fauntleroy Church's Easter worship at 10 am on Sunday, April 12, 2020 on YOUTUBE. This was our second virtual choir project, and due to an unforgiving Easter deadline, there wasn't much wiggle room. Thank you to all the singers who worked so hard to deliver video and audio tracks so I could get this together on schedule. There was a huge improvement in the quality of our videos. Thank you all for paying close attention to the guidelines listed in the right hand column!

1. "Church" - Published March 31, 2020

View on Vimeo.com

This was our pilot project. We had 21 singers and I cut my teeth on positioning videos within videos and lining up mouths with sound. It was an adventure, and an exponential learning curve for us all! Thank you to the intrepid souls who helped launch Fauntleroy Virtual Choir!



Tips for producing a good video of YOU singing!

1. Use your iPhone or iPad to video. Turn it to a horizontal aspect.

2. Set your camera at eye level or above for the most flattering angle.

3. Be at least a couple of feet away so your face doesn’t look distorted.

4. Make sure you have a light source shining on you, rather than in the background.

5. Leave me plenty of room in the video frame to crop in all directions. In other words, you don’t need to take up the entire image area. I have two great editing tools called CROP and ZOOM!

6. Smile and look joyful. (This is hard, I know, and it takes practice.) Try to imagine you’re on stage performing with your choir, projecting confidently, while you are singing.

7. Please don’t be self conscious or worried about your video. I will edit out any parts that aren’t quite right, so if you make a mistake singing, it’s OK. Don’t try to do it all perfectly. Indulge in some joyful imperfection! Nobody will look at or listen to your file but me. In the end your voice will blend in with everyone else’s.

And here is a great little video on how to film yourself singing by my friend Betsy Boyer.