Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir is trying to be part of forces — and voices — with different singers and musicians from across the globe.
The award-winning choir is hoping to perform that objective by way of its “I Received’t Cease Singing My Reward” World Choir Undertaking, which the 35-year-old Oakland group launches this weekend throughout its biennial Gospel Music Convention.
Organizers are inviting choirs, vocalists and different performing artists from everywhere in the world to sing or in any other case carry out together with “I Received’t Cease Singing My Reward,” an authentic tune that Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir Inventive Director Terrance Kelly wrote to assist encourage folks going by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The performers are requested to file their renditions after which ship their video submissions to Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir by April 3. The movies can be edited collectively right into a music video for “I Received’t Cease Singing My Reward,” which can then premiere at Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir’s annual free Spring Musical on April 24.
“This tune has been written for this second,” Kelly says in a information launch. “For pleasure: These songs are pleasure. For love: We love one another. For hope: We hope that we’re going to get within the room collectively within the subsequent six months. From above: That’s the place we’re hoping from. For peace: I’m gonna sing my praises to God.
“And that’s the purpose of Gospel. You’re taking your ache, and also you sing it. African Individuals sang out their anger, they sang out their ache, they sang it till it was pleasure. This tune is written only for all of those points, you recognize?”
Organizers are encouraging contributors to take “I Received’t Cease Singing My Reward” and make it their very own “by singing the tune of their native language, choreographing a dance, or signing it in American Signal Language,” in keeping with a information launch.
There isn’t a charge to take part within the World Choir Undertaking.
Those that need to study extra in regards to the mission can attend the non-compulsory workshops on March 20 and 27, the place organizers will evaluate the tune and reply questions in regards to the World Choir Undertaking. Advance registration is required to attend these workshops.
For extra info, go to the World Choir Undertaking web site at www.oigc.org/wcp.