Plymouth Church Puts On Virtual Easter Concert
Like other church congregations across the state, members of Vision of Glory Church in Plymouth have not been able to meet in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But this situation didn’t stop the church from performing its annual Easter program.
“From the moment we had to cancel choir, all I could think was, how can we do this virtually? We are so close, like a family, and I wanted to keep everyone happy, singing and ministering to the Lord,” said Lynn Swanson, choir director at Vision of Glory Church.
Plymouth Production Company Enlisted To Help
Swanson enlisted the help of Jameson Gloeb-Johnson, a church member and owner of Plymouth-based Snow Gloeb Entertainment, a production company that recorded the instrumentals and put a virtual choir video together.
“The biggest challenge was that typically when a choir sings, they can reference each other to stay in time and on pitch. But with the group being isolated, like in this case, you don’t know how everyone else sounds to help keep you in sync,” said Gloeb-Johnson.
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Getting everyone on the same page was challenging. Each choir member watched a video of Swanson conducting their part, and then with their headphones on, they each recorded a video of them singing. Swanson said some of the choir members had never used the video feature on their phone before.
“I am so proud of everyone for being able to learn the technology so quickly, and I am so grateful for an amazing tech crew that pulled it all together,” Swanson said.
“Thankfully, we were able to line up all the recorded voices and blend them together, with the pre-recorded instruments, to achieve the final product,” said Gloeb-Johnson.
Gloeb-Johnson also produces the church’s Sunday morning webcast at 10 a.m.