Lockdown Recordings

Whilst we have been meeting online our groups and members have been involved in creating some virtual recordings. Members have rehearsed and recorded their own parts at home and then these recordings have been mixed together to create a virtual ensemble. Please follow the links below to hear us!

Abingdon Community Orchestra

Abingdon Community Orchestra have made 12 virtual recordings in recent months. In March 2021 they have selected their Top 5 Lockdown Winners. Click on each title to play or the button to download.

In November 2020 members took part in a Virtual Ensemble course through Oxfordshire Adult Learning. They created their own arrangement of the folk song Scarborough Fair:

In July 2020 members created a virtual music video of Air from Handel’s Water Music:

ACCord: Abingdon Community Choir

Members of ACCord have recorded parts from When Will We Sing Together Again, a lockdown song composed by Dom Stitchbury of The Chaps Choir, London. As well as having a beautiful folk-like melody the words are very apt for members of any choir at this time.

Members of ACCord learned parts to a song Never Give Up written by a refugee in an immigration detention centre as part of National Refugee Week 2021. In our very first in-person outdoor session of 2021 we made a video recording of us singing the chorus of the song – see if you can spot/hear us within the final video (alongside many others!) – hint: we are the first group you see at the start:

Adult Recorder Ensemble

Members of the Adult Recorder Ensemble are preparing and using audio tracks to learn new music and play “together” online. Here is their recording of Sousa’s Liberty Bell.

Abingdon Music Centre in Lockdown

In summer 2020 our members from various groups created some virtual music videos: