Recording yourself for the global MS choir

How to get the best audio clip

Follow these steps to record your choral part in ‘All You Need Is Love’ (audio recording only)

1. All you need is one set of headphones and two devices – all devices welcome including phones, laptops, desktops, tablets.

  • Device one will play the track with your singing part. Connect the headphones into this device, to hear the track whilst you are singing.
  • Device two will record your singing. You can use the in-built voice note or voice recording tool within most phones. Make sure this device is lying flat on a surface. Keep the microphone at least 10-20cm away from your mouth and record somewhere quiet with no background noise.

2. When you’re ready, press ‘record’ on device two and hit ‘play’ on device one to hear the track. Before the track starts, you will hear four clicks. Please clap – or say ‘clap’ – after the fourth click – you will hear this on the track. This will help the person editing make sure all of the different recordings synchronise together. As soon as your part comes in, sing along in time with the singer.

3. Once you’ve finished recording your part, please upload the audio file using the form below.

If you are recording an extra lead vocal or instrumental video (optional)

If you would like to record a lead or instrumental part as well as a choral track, If you would like to record a lead or instrumental part as well as a choral track, please send us an additional recording. The lead and instrumental parts must be submitted as videos. Use device one to listen to the demo, on device two record a video of you singing or playing your instrument. Please record your video in landscape mode against a plain background if possible. As before, don’t forget to clap after the fourth click in the demo!

Share your recordings by 16:00 BST London time on Thursday 28 April

Dates for your diary

  • Recording deadline: Thursday 28 April 16:00 (BST) 
  • Final Rehearsal and performance recording: Thursday 19 May 12:00-13.30 (BST)
  • Broadcast of choir performance: World MS Day 30 May! 

Please email [email protected] with any questions.