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Join the 2020 Worldwide Virtual Christmas Choir

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Be a part of The United Methodist Church 2020 Worldwide Virtual Christmas Choir video!

You’ve seen the videos of choirs and studio singers coming together (digitally) to sing uplifting songs and hymns, creating works of art that in times like these are needed and incredibly inspiring.

Now is your chance to be a part of a virtual choir for Christmas! Come together with unified voices to celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior!

Congregations will be able to use the video in their Christmas worship services and post to social media.

It’s easy to participate. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1

Download the lyrics for either "Silent Night" or the Christmas Medley, which combines "Hark the Herald Angels Sing," "Amen," "The First Noel," and "Joy to the World."

DOWNLOAD 'Silent Night' Lyrics (PDF)

DOWNLOAD 'Christmas Medley' Lyrics (PDF)

Step 2

Download the music file you'll be singing to. (For "Silent Night," you can choose to sing along with a recorded singing voice or an instrumental accompaniment.)

DOWNLOAD 'Silent Night' Accompaniment (Singing Voice)

DOWNLOAD 'Silent Night' Accompaniment (Instrumental)

DOWNLOAD 'Christmas Medley' Accompaniment (Singing Voice)

DOWNLOAD 'Christmas Medley' Accompaniment (Instrumental)

STEP 3

Record a video of yourself singing one of the two options. You can sing it in your style, melody, or harmony, but you need to sing it using the accompaniment track provided. (If you’re singing “Silent Night,” we’d love it if you were holding a candle in your video.)

REMEMBER: When using the accompaniment, be sure to wear headphones so it does not come through into the recording. You may want to do a practice run before hitting "record."

Step 4

Upload your video by 12:00 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, December 1 to the link below and we will edit and produce a video. Please send in videos in landscape/horizontal orientation.

UPLOAD 'Silent Night' Here

UPLOAD 'Christmas Medley' Here

REMEMBER!

  • Use the accompaniment
  • Sing all verses in one take
  • Submit your video
  • Please send in videos in landscape/horizontal orientation
  • If singing “Silent Night,” try and sing while holding a candle

The videos will be available for download on December 18!

You will be able to find the downloadable videos on the Discipleship Ministries and UMCom websites, as well as all our social media sites. Be sure to share the video with your friends and family!

(Due to the complex editing process, we are limiting the video submissions to the first 225. However, to ensure we achieve the greatest impact for the virtual choir, we will require a minimum off 100 singers for each song. Thank you for understanding.)

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