So it’s 26 September & Christmas Day seems far away. But not that far – now less than 3 months! Most choirs have already chosen all their festive repertoire and will probably have been rehearsing it for the past few weeks already. Looking forward to this winter’s season of concerts and song festivals, with some outdoor singing around the decorated trees, some won’t have really thought about raising funds beyond the ticket sales and hopefully a vat or two of mulled wine. But the race towards Christmas Day has already begun and it always creeps up on us. There is never quite enough time to fit in all the Christmas concerts, activities, parties and seasonal feasts to think about actually recording our music.
Then its all over, another new year is seen in and we hit January. Full of the winter blues, we wait for any signs of Spring to wake us from the bleak winter.
When to Record a Christmas CD
Actually, this is the perfect time to record. Your Christmas songs are polished, and you’ve had a bit of a rest over Christmas. Come back to choir and spend the first few weeks recoding all your Christmas Repertoire. Your CD can then be produced and kept to sell next year, or indeed throughout the year at your concerts.
We can record in your normal practice location, or venue of your choice. This means that there are no travel costs for your choir. It also means that you do not feel daunted by new surroundings, and you will be relaxed and singing your best. Location recording gives you the opportunity to record a CD at a fraction of the cost of a ‘studio recording’, whilst producing a professional album with our state of the art recording technology, all edited and mastered by our recording engineers.
So as you prepare your music, you may like to book a recording as something to look forward to in January or February. Perhaps it could be your Christmas Choir Social, especially if you plan your recording day with space for lunch or dinner!
Penistone Ladies Choir – See Amid the Winters Snow
This is exactly what the award winning Penistone Ladies choir did in January of this year and they have just started selling their Christmas Album. In fact they teamed up with Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and recorded a joint album. Sales official launch on 1 October but we are told the male choir have nearly sold out! Luckily they can order more from us anytime they wish. Have a listen, we think they sound great.
You can order copies directly from Penistone Ladies Choir via their website from 1 October 2018