Saturday, September 15, 2012

Recording a CD -- Cantate Domino -- Part 4 - The Rhythm of the Night

Jay Fee recording engineer keeps an ear on us
                        Recording in the evening was a stroke of genius. 
Our second session Wednesday, May 16 started at 6:30 and ran till 9:30. On the following Saturday -- May 19 , we pulled out all the stops and sang from 5:00pm to 1:00 am.

No more rain, no more steady afternoon traffic -- now all we had to deal with was keeping the energy up as the evening wore on.

Being a night person with a biological clock that resets every weekend despite my up before the dawn weekdays, I was still perky at 10:00 pm.

At 10:01, however, all the standing in one place started to get tough and a coffee break would have done wonders.

No time to run down to Bridgehead at that point, so instead, I alternated falling asleep standing up and giggling at nothing.
Altos and Sopranos take a break

oh.. and singing.
ready to record
Thank goodness we could take  occasional (quiet!) breaks when Jason and Pete had to listen to each complete take. 

Pete grabs a healthy bite
Felicia and Rene compare notes

Some took powernaps, some relaxed with tea and a chat -- everyone was so at ease with each other. 
Josee and Paul pose for a sweet pic

And, despite the lateness, everyone snapped to attention as Pete and Jay signaled each song "in the bag".
Martha stretches out

Just that accomplishment gave us the extra burst to continue. 

Like eating an elephant 

No elephant was injured  during this recording. 


Jump ahead to.. Part 5 - Solo

Cantate Domino is dedicated to the memory of Paul Churchill, Tenor, whose voice and heart will be forever remembered.

Cantate Domino will be pressed in October -- if you live in the Ottawa area, you can purchase our CDs directly from choir members. 

You can also buy them at Ottawa area stores, online, or at our live concerts.

 Recording a CD -- part 1   part 2  part 3


  1. I think we were there after midnight one night, weren't we?

    1. Hi Di
      I've updated the post with the dates and times -- yes, we were there Saturday May 19th till 1:00 am!


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