Oxford Welsh Male Voice Choir

Founded in 1928...

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring


4th November 2017

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring

Setting up began at 8 am on a cold damp morning, staging, recording, equipment and food had to be taken into the Church. Fortunatley, a dream team of helpers worked solidly and...

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
In order to stand still for a 'take' the choir exercised and stretched. This included Helen Swift who rarely stands still whilst conducting.

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
Janet and Gill toiled in the kitchen in order to provide drinks for the choristers during recording breaks.
CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
Tim Croston played brilliantly all day long.
CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
The choir was rearranged for the recording with Tenors on the left and Basses on the right. Helen suggested a Mexican Wave to loosen our bodies before the 'take'. She won't do that again!
CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
Adrian and Adaq worked all day in the production area. We hope to release the CD just in time for Christmas.

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring

...by 9.30 the piano, a few pews and an altar had been moved and a strange array of microphones took some of the space. The scaffolding wasn't ours!

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
Eventually we are ready for the first take. We don't have any performance pictures as our camera on 'silent' was still noisy.

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring

Liz and Denise laying out the buffet

CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
Andrew Patterson played organ... unfortunately we couldn't photograph him in the organ ... so here is another picture of Tim! :-)
CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring
We sang until 5pm and recorded a 'lucky 13' songs.
CD Recording, St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring