Prayer for Liverpool
As the Cathedral Choir has not been able to sing together since the lockdown, the music staff have been thinking of ways in which we would be able to carry on making music together remotely. Given that Holy Week was imminent and the use of the organ to accompany would be impossible at this stage, the obvious starting point would be to try and perform Lotti’s ‘Crucifixus’.
After a guide track was circulated, the Choristers and Lay Clerks of the choir began to record their individual parts at home, singing along to the guide and keeping an eye on the remote conductor! Once these recordings were emailed in, they were imported into a Digital Audio Workstation, edited where necessary, mixed together (initially in voice parts, then as a whole choir), balanced, panned (to put each section of the choir in the appropriate part of the stereo field to where they would stand at the foot of the cross), reverb added and finally mixed down to create a final performance.
This technology certainly gives us the tools to try to recreate something as special as singing in our Cathedral with its unique acoustic, however it is impossible to recreate the exact sound and sense of actually being there, singing to God and encountering his Spirit in a live act of worship.
We offer this recording as a devotion for your worship this Holy Week.
Liverpool Cathedral Choir
While you're here:
Why not prepare for next Sunday's worship? Our preparation sheet for adults and for children can be accessed by clicking on the Resources tab of this website: https://www.prayerforliverpool.org/prayer-resources.html.
And check out the following calendar of services this Holy Week (Links will be posted individually):
Holy Week Reflections and Services
Vigil Prayers and Night Prayer by National Cathedral Precentors
10.30am Service for Easter Day, Bishop Paul preaching
Prayer for Liverpool
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