UCSB Chamber Choir LIVE - Resilience

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Live link: 

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
UCSB Chamber Choir
The UCSB Chamber Choir will present a live-streamed concert, titled “UCSB Chamber Choir LIVE - Resilience,” using a live mix of all individual voices and streaming live individual videos on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Live streamed via the UC Santa Barbara YouTube Channel. Under the direction of Dr. Nicole Lamartine, Sorensen Director of Choral Music, the choir will present Don Macdonald’s When the Earth Stands Still, Frank Ticheli’s Earth Song, and Kirby Shaw’s The Tide Rises. The program will include additional arrangements crafted by the students of songs from The Justice Choir Songbook and a special live collaboration of Paris Rutherford’s arrangement of Autumn Leaves with members of the UCSB Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Jon Nathan. After the concert, the performers will stay on to talk about their experience of making music in the digital era. Audience members can ask questions and interact with the choir members via the YouTube chat.
YouTube Live link: youtu.be/YnbuJvzu8x0
The use of Jamulus audio and Zoom visual technologies have enabled the UCSB Chamber Choir to rehearse in real time, without audio lag or noise. Jim Mooy from Santa Barbara City College guided the ensemble in the creation of "Jamboxes," tiny Raspberry Pi computers that enable clean connection to the audio platform. Each student received specific equipment including the computer, gaming headphones with clear audio and mic pickup, and ethernet connection cables. The concert is presented in real time—listeners will hear and see our music as it is being sung—not a recorded representation of stacked audio tracks that create a "virtual choir."
After the concert, the students invite you to chat with them about their experience of making music in the digital era. Although there were kinks to work out in the technology, each student is now prepared with skills to make music in an online world, as well as in person.
UCSB Chamber Choir