Join our Virtual Carol Concert

The One Show wants to unite the UK for a Christmas sing song. We're inviting viewers to join our 'Virtual Choir' singing the Christmas carol ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing’.

There are four backing track videos for you to sing along to on the right hand side of this page. Choose the one that’s best for you, depending on how high or low your voice is – the Soprano video is the main tune you will already be familiar with. The lyrics have been provided at the bottom of the screen. You might like to rehearse a few times before you record your contribution and submit it to The One Show.

There are two different methods to send your contribution to us at The One Show.

Method 1: Upload a video which you’ve filmed yourself.
Listen to your chosen backing track through headphones. Film yourself singing along to it using a digital video camera or the built-in camera in your computer or tablet. If you’re able to plug in an external microphone it may produce better results, but don’t worry if you only have the built-in microphone on your computer. If you're filming yourself with a tablet, it would be better if it wasn't hand held but propped up in a stable horizontal position so that the picture doesn’t wobble. Once you've finished recording, upload your video file by clicking on the browse button below this information. This method will give us the best quality recording.

Method 2: Use the webcam on this site.
We can record you singing along using your webcam as an alternative to method one, but please note that this may not work on some Apple devices. To begin, click on the webcam tab below. This method is explained in more detail when you listen to Carrie’s introduction to the backing track videos. Again, please remember to wear headphones and if you have an external microphone which you can plug into your computer it may produce better results - but don't worry if you haven't.

A selection of the submitted videos will be edited together to form The One Show virtual choir. The finished item will be broadcast on The One Show during the week before Christmas. We do not guarantee that every contribution will be used but we will do our best to include as many people as possible. Unfortunately, we can only take contributions if you’re 18 years old or over. The closing date for submissions is Sunday December 1st and videos received after this date will not be considered for inclusion.

Some tips…

(1) Please make sure your face is sufficiently lit so that we can see you.
(2) Sing loud and proud – don’t be shy.
(3) Make sure you’ve got a big smile on your face.

Choose your backing track

Select the video that is best for your voice then follow the instructions


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