Be a part of the 2021 Community Sing!

What’s A Christmas Carol without, well, carols? The third annual Community Sing at Trinity Rep will allow us all to sing holiday tunes together – either in-person or online!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

On December 3 at 5:00 pm, meet us outside the theater for in-person caroling. We will sing down Washington Street to City Hall, where carolers will meet Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Caroling is free and no registration is required.

You may also submit a video of yourself singing “This Little Light of Mine” for the virtual Community Sing that will play at City Hall. A recording track will be posted on our website soon so everyone’s voices can be synced into a virtual chorus. If you’re a little shy when it comes to singing, you can clap, sign or sway along to our songs. We want you to participate any way you can and feel comfortable. Online submissions are due on November 15.

Please send your video to mcruz@trinityrep.com.

THE SONGS

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Silent Night
Deck The Halls
This Little Light of Mine*

*Online carol

VIRTUAL CAROLING INSTRUCTIONS

Practice your Christmas carols
Use the accompanying piano track and if you want a singing practice partner, listen to Michelle’s recording to help you out. She’s recorded different parts you may want to try when you record your video. Recordings and lyrics will be posted soon!

Get in the spirit!
Have a fun hat or maybe an ugly Christmas sweater you want to wear? Great, be festive!

Get your recording equipment ready
Set up your computer’s webcam or your phone’s camera to video yourself or ask a household member to help. Make sure the spot you choose has good lighting. Try to face the light instead of having it behind you.

Reduce background noise as much as possible to make sure we can hear YOU.

If you are using your phone, hold it horizontally for the best layout. Film in 1080p (preferred) or 720p.

Play the piano track(s)
Grab your headphones, air pods, etc. and sing or move along to one of the attached tracks, either piano only or with Michelle singing. We only want to hear you and not the piano or Michelle singing in the background. She’s happy to be your background singer while you practice but we want to hear YOU shine when it is time to record. Lyrics and recordings will be posted soon!

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT RECORDING! You must sing along to one of the provided backing tracks when you record so that everyone will be in sync and on the same notes.

Send us your video
Email your video file or upload the file to a file-sharing service like Dropbox and send a link. Send to Michelle Cruz at mcruz@trinityrep.com. If you are submitting more than one song, please send each song as a separate file or link. Please send your video by November 15.

Get Ready for the Show!
Buy tickets for A Christmas Carol today! The show will play live in the Chace Theater November 4, 2021 – January 2, 2022 and streaming on-demand December 6 – January 16.

YOUR PERMISSION AND CONSENT: By participating in this project, you—and anyone who appears in the video—are agreeing to allow Trinity Rep to use your name, voice, and likeness as we distribute and publicize the resulting video after the production of A Christmas Carol, on social media, and other platforms. If you have any concerns with this, please contact Michelle Cruz at mcruz@trinityrep.com.