Dear friends,

On behalf of the Cantors Assembly Foundation, we are thrilled to invite you to participate in the world premiere of a beautiful new masterpiece. Safe on the Shore is an epic choral composition by Judy Adelman Gershon (lyrics from Shirat Hayam and David Gershon) uniquely composed for all Cantors Assembly/CICA members and choirs of all ages. During these times of isolation, this virtual experience will enable us to unite in harmony as we dream of being Safe on the Shore.

You can do this!

Some of you might feel a bit nervous about making a virtual choir video. Singing all by yourself on a video can be intimidating. But don’t worry! You will be surrounded by a LOT of people singing along with you in glorious harmony. It will be professionally produced and you will sound fantastic! PLEASE follow the instructions. We want to make sure we can use your video after all your hard work. We will need your videos completed and uploaded by 9:00 am on Friday, March 12.

Note: There is no charge for CA members to participate! There is a nominal fee of $25/per non-CA singer to help defray production costs.
You may choose to collect from your choir members, use discretionary or music funds, or find a
sponsoring angel. All monies should be directed to the CA office.

Click here to submit payment.

Step 1:

CHOOSE YOUR GUIDE TRACK Choose the part that best fits your voice.  If you’re not sure which one to choose, please speak to your cantor or choir director. Your guide track will have your part louder so you can learn it and sing along with it when you make your video.

CANTOR GUIDE TRACKS (These are only for participating cantors):
Note: Cantors, please sing your SATB parts and then jump up to the solo line when marked “All Cantors"
Soprano
Alto 1
Alto 2
Tenor 1
Tenor 2
Baritone
Bass

CHOIR GUIDE TRACKS:
Soprano 1
Soprano 2
Alto 1
Alto 2
Tenor 1
Tenor 2
Baritone
Bass

UNISON & KIDS GUIDE TRACK:
Melody

Step 2:

MAKE YOUR VIDEO Review the instructions before you start or we may not be able to use it. There are full instructions and resources available to help you HERE.  For this video, we are asking you to wear a black shirt/top and to try to have a light-colored, plain, uncluttered background (such as a plain, light colored wall).

Step 3:

REVIEW YOUR VIDEO First, download a copy of the “Pre Upload Checklist” from HERE. Watch your video carefully and make sure you can check off every box. If not, you need to re-do your video.

Step 4:

UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO

DEADLINE: 9:00 am on March 12.

If you have watched your video carefully and you can check every box on the Pre Upload Checklist, then you are ready to upload your video. Please only upload ONE video per person. If you record more than one, you need to decide which is the best before you upload it. CAREFULLY CHOOSE THE CORRECT LINK to upload your video:

CANTOR UPLOAD LINKS:
Soprano Cantor Upload
Alto 1 Cantor Upload
Alto 2 Cantor Upload
Tenor 1 Cantor Upload
Tenor 2 Cantor Upload
Baritone Cantor Upload
Bass Cantor Upload

CHOIR UPLOAD LINKS:
Soprano 1 Choir Upload
Soprano 2 Choir Upload
Alto 1 Choir Upload
Alto 2 Choir Upload
Tenor 1 Choir Upload
Tenor 2 Choir Upload
Baritone Choir Upload
Bass Choir Upload

UNISON CONGREGATIONAL AND KIDS UPLOAD LINKS:
Melody Upload

Step 5: YOU DID IT!

Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back. Watch for the finished video to come out and be sure to share it on social media with your friends!

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
Again, there are full instructions, a Pre-Upload Check List, and other resources available HERE.

Technical Assistance: Please seek the assistance of a tech savvy member of your congregation for help. Unfortunately, EnsemblesOnline.com cannot offer technical assistance to individual performers. If you are really stuck, you can reach out to Orin Jacobs at odjake@aol.com

The Score: The score for your part will be on the screen of your guide track video. You can also download a PDF of the score HERE  Note: This score is only for use in creating this video. Please contact judy@templeemanuel.ca if you are interested in full copies of the score for other uses.

Audio Demo Track: You can download a demo version of the piece with Judy Adelman Gershon singing all of the parts HERE.

We look forward to creating beautiful music together!

B’ahava,

 

Hazzan Alisa Pomerantz-Boro
Congregation Beth El

Cantor Rabbi Julie Jacobs
Beth David Congregation