I know that with the inability to sing in large groups, many people are missing their traditional Messiah Sing-along. I participate in the Temple Hill Symphony Orchestra that usually performs in the auditorium up at the Oakland Temple and this year we created a virtual sing-along for you to watch or sing with. It’d be a great FHE activity and something nice to share with your friends and family for #LightTheWorld.
Full disclosure, I play the timpani for this. I joined the orchestra as an oboist, but there already was an oboist and an English horn player so I’ve also picked up some of the percussion parts since I’ve been taking drum lessons for the past 2 years. Recording the timpani part was tricky and you end up seeing a lot of my back when I’m on the screen. I had to get to the stake center to access the timpani and record it all in a single night- which is hard when you mess up and and want to start over! It’s also why I was up at the stake center using the restrooms.
I hope you enjoy the recording. I felt so disheveled recording it and I imagine the other musicians did too- but it came out pretty nice! The link for the choir music is here so you can sing along.