Choristers perform on latest Star Wars video game
Last year, our Choristers went on a secret recording mission with Composer and former Chorister at Pilgrims', Stephen Barton. Now all can be revealed...
Composer, Stephen Barton, last year commissioned the Choristers for an exciting project at Abbey Road Studios in London. The word is now out that their harmonious voices can be heard on the soundtrack for the video game, 'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor'.
Reading the quotes below, It sounds like Stephen and the Choristers who took part in the recording, equally enjoyed the experience.
"It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be able to have the Choristers join the very small number of musicians who have recorded official music for the Star Wars musical universe! They were, as always, consummate professionals, effortlessly taking to the world of studio soundtrack recording, click tracks, and some very difficult music to learn and record extremely fast.
The music they recorded that day has been heard by tens of millions of people already, and we have heard players describe their moments as “breathtakingly beautiful” and “spellbinding”. For me, it was just a joy to be able to come full circle, and it absolutely reminded me that most of the skills I use daily as a professional musician came from being in the choir and at Pilgrims’, and that the choir is world-class, as ever. On behalf of myself, Gordy Haab, Respawn, EA and Disney, huge thanks to them and the staff; we are all very proud of their work!”
Stephen Barton, Composer and former Chorister at Pilgrims'
Hear the choristers' haunting voices on the YouTube clips below, 'Desert Ruins' and 'The Forces':
The music has been incredibly well received on social media, with comments including:
"Brilliant to hear it at last. You totally opened my now ex C’s eyes to the opportunities beyond canticles. Thanks for being so generous with your time and adding some cool to the mix!"
"Wow! This is really powerful."
"Hearing this for the first time was a standout moment for me."
"I love that scene, it has given me such goosebumps!"
"My heart stopped for a second when this played. Most beautiful rendition to the force them I've ever heard."
"There's so much more to being a chorister!"