WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE

🕊PEACE PROMS REIMAGINED 2021

NOTE: UK SCHOOLS – PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://peaceproms.com/for-uk-schools-peace-proms-reimagined-2021/

Featuring

Peace Proms Teachers’ Virtual Choir, recorded from home

Peace Proms Children – Song through Sign Language, recorded at school

Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland, recorded from home

Free music and language resource

SING & SIGN – VIRTUAL SPRING PROJECT FOR TEACHERS & PUPILS

Teachers are invited to SING and be part of our Peace Proms Teachers’ Virtual Choir. Your class groups can accompany you by learning the song in Sign-Language.

As Spring is a time of hope and renewal, we would love you and your class to be part of our special Spring project and help us spread peace, love and hope around the world. 

We know that a huge number of our Primary School teachers are great singers so now is your chance to take the mic and shine. Teachers are invited to be part of our virtual choir by submitting a recording of you singing ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’, from home.

As it’s still not advisable to sing in the classroom, Teachers are  invited to teach this song to your class using the beautiful art of sign language, so your pupils can accompany your singing. You only need to teach the Chorus, and then submit a video recording from school. 

We provide all the resources you need, including sheet music and backing tracks so you can learn and record the song at home; as well as a full sign-language resource pack so you can easily teach the song to your class. We have also provided instructions for how to record and submit you videos.

THREE FUN & EASY STEPS

  1. PEACE PROMS TEACHERS’ VIRTUAL CHOIR: Sing ‘What the World Needs Now’ and record yourself from home. (FULL SONG)
  • TEACH YOUR CLASS THE SONG IN SIGN-LANGUAGE: Teach your class ‘What the World Needs Now’ in sign-language and video record them at school (CHORUS ONLY)
  • STEP THREE: Submit your recordings
  • TEACHERS’ VOCAL VIDEO SUBMISSION PAGE: HERE
  • CLASS SIGN LANGUAGE VIDEO SUBMISSION PAGE: HERE

DEADLINE FOR VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: 5PM FRIDAY 14TH MAY 2021

TEACHERS’ SINGING RESOURCE PACK

You can access and/or download your FULL  TEACHERS’ RESOURCE PACK HERE

The Teachers’ Pack includes: 

  1. Sheet Music (Main melody) 
  2. Full Track with Vocals
  3. Full Track with Quiet Vocals 
  4. Full Backing Tacks (No Vocals)
  5. Directions for Recording

*NOTE: Check back later as we will be adding harmonies over the next week or so. Feel free to sing the main melody, a harmony line or both.  

**NOTE: Teachers can submit more than one video recording i.e. the main melody and one or more harmonies.

CLASS SIGN-LANGUAGE RESOURCE PACK

You can access and / or download the FULL CLASS SIGN-LANGUAGE RESORCE PACK HERE

We have put together a wonderful Sign-Language resource pack for this project so it will be fun and easy to teach.  The Class Sing-Language Pack includes:

  1. PDF of the alphabet in sign language
  2. VIDEO of the alphabet in sign language
  3. VIDEO TUTORIAL of the words of the CHORUS (What the World Needs Now)
  4. REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – SLOWER SPEED (You may use this for recording)
  5. REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – NORMAL SPEED(You may use this for recording)

STEPS FOR LEARNING THIS SONG IN SIGN-LANGUAGE

  1. Use the PDF to introduce children the letters of the alphabet in sign language. (Irish Sign Language involve making the shape of the first letter of each word while signing the word. So  having a grasp of the alphabet will greatly help the children) PDF of the alphabet in sign language
  • Use the Video of the alphabet in sign language for them to sign along to. 

When they are confident enough, ask them to try to spell their name in sign language VIDEO of the alphabet in sign language

  • Use the Video Tutorial to slowly teacher the children how to sign the full chorus.

VIDEO TUTORIAL of the words of the CHORUS (What the World Needs Now)

  • Use the rehearsal video at a slower speeds to practice with until your pupils are continent. 

REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – SLOWER SPEED (You may use this for recording)

  • Use the rehearsal video at the correct tempo to practice with and for recording.

REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – NORMAL SPEED (You may use this for recording)

  • Make sure to play the track when recording in the classroom so that the children sign in time to the music.

RECORDING DIRECTIONS FOR TEACHERS SINGING FROM HOME

BEFORE YOU START 

  • Use a simple clear background or feel free to recreate a 60’s ‘flower power’ peace and love vibe 🌸🕊
  • Having natural light in front of you usually gives the best picture. Avoid bright wall lights or windows behind you. It adds a glare.
  • Put your recording device (laptop / phone) on something steady e.g. a music stand. Don’t have anybody holding it. 
  • Please check your phone / camera settings and ensure your frames per second is a standard setting of either, 25fps, 30fps 50fps or 60fps. We have received some videos at 29.97fps and these will not sync up correctly and have to be fixed before we can use them. On an iPhone, for example: Go to Settings > Camera > Record Video 

RECORDING

  • Use headphones so only you can hear the track 
  • 8 clicks are added to the beginning of the track. When you’re recording, count along out loud to the second bar of 4 clicks. “one, two, three, four….”
  • Record in LANDSCAPE (not portrait)
  • Record face-on head & shoulders. No side angles. The camera should be in front of you.
  • Fill the screen with you. We shouldn’t see your music stand, or loads of wall space. 

WHEN YOU HAVE A GOOD RECORDING

  • Upload your file to google drive or similar ( One Drive etc. ) . Please don’t use a file transfer service where files expire, i.e. WeTransfer.

**If you are having problems uploading your video to google drive due to file size, you can film at a lower resolution. To change resolution on an iPhone, for example: Go to Settings > Camera > Record Video and choose the lower setting, i.e. 720p

PLEASE NAME YOUR VIDEO FILE as follows, 

  • TEAHCERS: “School Name – Teacher’s Name – What The World Needs Now”.
  • You can do this after the file has been uploaded to google drive. Right Click, or hold down on the File Name and Select “Rename” from the options. 
  • Please remember to change the sharing permissions so we can access the file. To do this, right click on the video file and select “GET LINK”. There will be an option to change the permissions from “RESTRICTED” to “ANYONE WITH LINK”.
    Then select “COPY LINK” and paste it in the field above.

WHEN RECORDING YOUR CLASS

  • Follow the instructions above where relevant. 
  • Make sure to play the track in the classroom when recording so that the children sign in time to the music.
  • Rename the video: “School Name – Chorus (or Full Song or Section) – What the World Needs Now” 

SUBMIT YOUR VIDEOS

  • TEACHERS’ VOCAL VIDEO SUBMISSION PAGEHERE
  • CHILDREN SIGN LANGUAGE VIDEO SUBMISSION PAGE: HERE

FULL SIGN-LANGUAGE PROJECT

If you are feeling really ambitiious, please feel free to teach your children the full song in sign language, and submit the full version. 

PUPIL SIGNING PACK – FULL SONG

PDF of the alphabet in sign language

VIDEO of the alphabet in sign language

VIDEO TUTORIAL of the words of the CHORUS (What the World Needs Now)

REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – SLOWER SPEED

REHEARSAL VIDEO of the CHORUS – NORMAL SPEED

VIDEO TUTORAL of the words of Verse 1  (What the World Needs Now)

VIDEO TUTORIAL of the words of Verse 2 (What the World Needs Now)

REHEARSAL VIDEO: FULL SONG with vocals – SLOWER SPEED YOU MAY USE THIS FOR RECORDING

REHEARSAL VIDEO: FULL SONG without vocals – SLOWER SPEED

VIDEO of the FULL SONG with vocals (NORMAL SPEED) YOU MAY USE THIS FOR RECORDING

VIDEO of the FULL SONG without vocals (NORMAL SPEED)

CREDITS

OUR THANKS TO

Richie Dunne, CBOI for the Orchestral Arrangement

Sylvia De Cnoc for the vocal arrangements and tracks

Karen Shields for the sing-language tutorials

Catherine Hegarty UK sign-language tutorial

Sean McMahon, CBOI for the recording and production