A Cappella Thrives in the Time of Covid-19 and Physical Distance-Sing (Updated October 14, 2020)
To help keep our hearts full of spring, our groups have been making the most of quarantine and technology producing some remarkable recordings. Rest assured these arrangements represent hours of work and patience to produce.
The New Wizard Oil Combination was first online with “Stickshifts and Safety Belts” masterminded by the group’s Mark Klenk.
While back in Detroit, Tony Alcantara was close behind, rallying the Grunyons for a remarkable remote rendition of their arrangement of “When I’m Sixty Four,” a possible tribute to next year’s Spring Sing, or to the average age of the group, which makes the accomplishment even more encouraging. The Grunyons added another creative motor city oeuvre with the production of “Drive.”
Jersey Transit entered the scene shortly thereafter with their awesome arrangement of “True Colors,” and didn’t stop there. They soon added “Brighter Than the Sun,” and “Heavenly Father.” Keep ’em coming.
The CounterParts jumped into the mix with two outstanding renditions: “Under Pressure” and “Orange Colored Sky.”
The Augmented 8, anxious to be counted, has pulled together a stellar performance of “Here’s That Rainy Day” arranged by Oak Thorne and produced by Tom Bulleit with technical assistance from Yale compatriot Ethan Treiman and Johnny DelToro of Raise Your Voice Labs.
Enjoy some inspiring music and creativity in these uncertain times. If you enjoy these videos, please leave a comment at the end of the post.
The Covid Collection