25/5/22 - "There's a place for us..."
It's three months since the war started in Ukraine and we present to you a cover of "Somewhere" from West Side Story, featuring Bristol Choir Brigade: https://youtu.be/APQqNwi_iZY
We have altered some lyrics: "we'll find our own way of healing, we'll find another beginning".
Thank you SO much to all those who donated - we hit our £1,500 target today! We want to continue raising money to support those in need, so please donate to the DEC here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/asongforukraine
A special thanks to one of our singers, Raph, for creating this video. Thank you and congratulations to all the singers who got involved with this special project.
To the people of Ukraine: our hearts are with you and we stand together.
19/1/22 - ChoirCast prepare for their first project of 2022 - Creep by Radiohead - which was voted in by our members. Go to the Join Us page to sign up!
15/4/21 - ChoirCast continue their anniversary celebrations with this showcase medley of their releases over the last 12 months, finishing up with our anniversary re-release. They are proud to present what they have achieved in a year, bringing people across the world in song, virtually, during a global pandemic. Happy Anniversary, ChoirCast!
1/4/21 - ChoirCast celebrate their anniversary with a special re-release of their debut "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen, featuring 55 singers from last year and even Gareth Malone. We had additional ChoirCast singers who provided the backing vocals, bringing the total number of singers to 73 - our biggest virtual video yet - what a way to celebrate! Magnifico!!! Click here to watch the video.
9/3/21 - ChoirCast's version of 'Only You' was shown on Alfa TV in Finland, in their programme "360 Studio" which is a discussion and current affairs program covering topics such as lifestyle, music, nature and sports. At the end of every broadcast they finish (no pun intended!) with a "popular music section" which features versions of corona-era covers from around the world. The channel broadcasts to 98% of Finns and the programme is shown on their equivalent of prime time TV. Edited by Tomi Lindblom. Click here to watch.
22/2/21 - Eliza features as a guest in a podcast with Total Choir Resources, talking about how ChoirCast came about. Click here to listen.
21/2/21 - Gareth Malone confirmed to run our warm up at our first March Zoom rehearsal, kicking off our March song: All You're Dreaming Of by Liam Gallagher. Sign up to take part. See you Monday 1st March at 7.30pm!
What is it?
An excellent question - ChoirCast is a friendly virtual choir with members from across the world, welcoming singers of any ability, and covering a wide range of popular music genres. We produce monthly video collaborations of the songs we work on. If you want to know more, keep reading!
Broadcasting a choir across the world...
Who are we?
ChoirCast is run by its founder, Eliza Fyfe, a professional singing teacher and choir leader based in Bristol in the UK. Also on the team are Martin Elsbury, our video editor, and Kristian Bressington, our sound producer. We also have a host of musicians with whom we regularly collaborate on our monthly choir music videos. The choir itself is currently comprised of around 40 members from across the globe.
For more information on the team behind the project, click here.
Who are you?
Well, that’s really an existential question. But for the purposes of ChoirCast, you could be anyone: you can be of any singing ability, you can be based anywhere in the world, and you can put as little or as much time into it as you’re able to. All that’s needed is a love of singing, a desire to meet others from across the world, and an internet connection – if you meet those criteria, we would love to have you on board!
What do I get out of it?
ChoirCast isn’t just about singing your favourite songs in your living room (although it is about that). We want ChoirCast to be as good as a virtual choir can possibly be, and we work hard to make that happen. Being a member of our choir means choir tuition every week (learning by ear), custom arrangements to suit your voice, extra resources to help you through the songs, and participation in monthly music videos produced by professional editors and musicians. ChoirCast is also a great way to meet people from all over the world, and the choir are active socially outside of the tuition sessions.
How do I get involved?
ChoirCast runs weekly rehearsal sessions on Mondays at 7:30pm UK time, working towards a music video every month showcasing our latest song. Each month we begin a new song, so there’s no long-term commitment. In order to participate, you need a stable internet connection, two internet-connected devices, and some earphones – that’s it.