New things from Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Oxford

So this post has nothing to do with CF (well, except that is a #cfwheels site!), but I’ve spammed everyone I can think of, so the small readership of this blog is the last outpost to overcome.

New Facebook Page:
We’re finally on Facebook! 
Please see:!/pages/Christ-Church-Cathedral-Choir-Oxford/185343841498305

USA and Canada 2011 Tour Announced:
In conjunction with the tour, we’ve set up a Tour Blog, to help spread the word,
and allow our American friends to find out more about us behind the scenes.

The Blog:

Please see for an Itinerary

New Videos:
As if that wasn’t enough, we’ve created a small set of videos, featuring
interviews and behind the scenes footage in preparation for the tour.
These will be released on our YouTube channel and the tour blog over the coming

The first video:

Podcasting: Whilst still to be officially launched, I’d like to mention there’s a big project on
the horizon, whereby we will be able to provide podcasts of services via our
website. More news to follow on that soon!

Clive Driskill-Smith plays Guilmant: Scherzo Symphonique

This was done as another experiment using the Sony HDR HC7E: This is one run through, with a few extra shots – a total of about 9 minutes of footage to do a 7 minute piece!

New design for has been redesigned!

New Christ Church Choir Video

This is my first experiment using a Sony HDR-HC7E High Definition Camcorder, with footage edited in Sony Vegas 7.

Obviously, shooting HD and then compressing to “youtube” quality is a bit of a pointless exercise, but it does look fantastic in native HD (and at 500MB it’s a mere 100 times the size).

Here’s the youtube version:

The footage is literally the first two minutes from a rehearsal for the Bach St John Passion – I’m singing in it, so all the panning across from left to right is done digitally.