YouTube enhancing choral music
Date: December 31, 2010
I was recently reminded of this video the other day - an arrangement of "Abide with Me" by composer Greg Jasperse. It is a stunning piece and beautifully filmed by Riddle Films.
I thought I would explore more videos by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and found this one - a video that gives more background shots of the film crew:
A couple of observations:
1. 115,000+ views - quite a statement about what YouTube can do for the choral audience.
2. It helps if you have beautiful, expressive people in your choir - the camera loves them.
3. The setting is important - what a great church - colorful and intimate - or am I being fooled by the video?
4. All of that adds to the excellent technique and interpretation by the conductor - it starts with the great music and moving performance and goes from there.
What do you think?