The choir recommenced its rehearsals online in January, via Zoom, buoyed by its successful Christmas Concert recording.
The virtual, 25-minute concert was recorded individually by the singers, in their own homes, and then carefully patched together by recording expert Richard Reeday.
It was then posted on YouTube and widely publicised by choir members to family and friends and, in particular, to the churches of Holy Spirit in Heckmondwike and First Martyrs in Bradford, where the Christmas concerts were originally due to be held.
Designed to bring some Christmas cheer during the pandemic lockdown, the concert was well received and achieved over 1,500 views. It equally received many compliments, including one from American composer Don Besig, who is well known for his songs and compositions with lyricist Nancy Price.
“You all are to be congratulated for providing this virtual concert to your friends and the community,” said the US composer, who is based in New York State. “It is a lovely project – both musically and visually – and one which, I am sure, will be viewed many times during the season.”
Mr Besig shared the recording with his musical collaborator Nancy Price and they were planning to incorporate a similar format for their Christmas offering.
Although Chordiality’s singers are still only able to meet online, plans are already under way to produce a Spring Concert recording. Again, the finished performance will be designed to lift spirits in the current troubled times and will include many favourites recently performed by the choir.