Vocalists who sing in recording studios aren’t immune from the coronavirus carnage. In Nashville, among the biggest music meccas in America, background singers have to practice social distancing and self-isolation just like everyone else. So what do these vocalists do when COVID-19 prevents them from coming together — and likely missing out on performing opportunities they’d otherwise get if not for the limitations the pandemic is causing?
They form a cellphone choir and sing their hearts out, that’s what.
TenTwoSix Music noted that 31 of these singers used their cellphones during Nashville’s Safer at Home order to “record and lift their collective voices to share a message of hope and encouragement during these challenging days.” The song they performed? The beloved hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.”
More and more of these are popping up – virtual choirs recording music over the ‘Net. I’ve now listened to this several times in the last couple of days and each time I sense and hear nuances that I didn’t hear before. I’m a sucker for rich harmonies regardless of the genre but having been part of Worship teams in my past, this one has “caught” me for its vibrancy, its emotion, its message of gratitude and contentedness – that no matter what the storm is raging within or without, there is a calm refuge for me.
And for all of us
(H/T: The Blaze)