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Video: Virtual Oglethorpe University Singers present Mozart’s ‘Dies Irae’ from the Requiem

Among the many artistic endeavors lost to social distancing was the Oglethorpe University Singers‘ spring concert performance of Mozart’s Requiem.

But on the last day of in-person classes in March, the group agreed to try to come together creatively via video instead.

At home, each singer recorded themselves on their cell phones singing to a rehearsal track.

Dr. Timothy Powell, director of the University Singers, then edited the audio with Logic, a digital audio workstation, and singer Tess Curl ’21 edited the video portion.

“Our preparations for a performance of Mozart’s famous Requiem in D minor, K. 626 was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic. So, we overcame the adversity to perform some of it in virtual choir,” said Dr. Powell.

“It isn’t the same as singing together, but we hope it brightens your day.”

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