Jess Gillam’s Christmas Virtual Scratch Orchestra
Following an overwhelming response to the first two projects, we are delighted to share Jess Gillam’s third Virtual Scratch Orchestra. She invited singers and instrumentalists of any standard from around the world to once again join her in mass virtual music-making.
Written in 1948 by Leroy Anderson and recorded by The Ronnettes, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby, Sleigh Ride is a firm Christmas favourite.
Jess Gillam said: ‘I am so excited to launch this Christmas Virtual Scratch Orchestra Project! At a time where, unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly difficult to physically make music together, I hope that this will provide a fun and exciting way to bring people together with the power of music. As Christmas concerts, school plays and gatherings are cancelled and we face what may be a difficult winter, I hope that this will bring smiles and joy to those taking part and to those who watch. Right now, we need hope and light and music making can bring that in abundance!’