Carols From Eton

Music

2020

Sound Recordist / Post: Mix Engineer

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic Eton College was forced to re-structure their usual Christmas carol service into a video format for distribution to parents. In conjunction with Small Films, over the course of a single day, we recorded a full program of carols performed by choirs broken into smaller sections, and readings delivered by pupils and teachers. All in a similar format to something like Songs of Praise.

Due to obvious privacy reasons the full video of this is not freely available online. But I can provide audio examples on request.

Recorded on Zoom F8
The Carols were primarily recorded on Sennheiser MKH 30 and MKH 40 in a MS configuration. Spot mics for soloists were Sennheiser MKH 60 and MKH 8060 shotguns. A bonus pair of Neumann KM84i were deployed for distant micing of the organ and deeper reverb.
The readings were all recorded on MKH 8060 on a boom.

© Charlie Hurst 2021

07833 904825

Laleham, Staines, TW18, UK

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