How to Prepare
Get Equipment ready - you will need earphones and preferably a USB microphone or audio interface (but the built in mic will do), a copy of Jamulus installed on your computer, and if at all possible, a WIRED ethernet cable connection. Plug that baby in. Speed is everything.
Try it out Launch your Jamulus software with all your gear plugged in to make sure it works. Jamulus will let you choose your inputs and outputs in settings. Get a techie friend to help you and test it with you.
What to Bring
N/A in 2020 but leaving it up for 2021
Warm Clothing- wear one more layer than usual! Hats, gloves, long underwear, boots, etc. It gets chillier standing and singing than many more active outdoor winter activities
Light To see the caroling book
Merriment Goes without saying, really
A little cash Not necessary, but we do accept donations to help with photocopying etc. Also, dinner groups may form and go out afterwards.
WHAT IS THE CAROLING MOB?
The Caroling Mob is...
Organized by Joel Sindelar in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Caroling Mob is an open invitation to singers from all over Boston, to gather together in Jamaica Plain and sing carols door-to-door, choro-a-mano. Free and open to merry singers of all ages, abilities, races, orientations, denominations, etc.
The Caroling Mob usually numbers more than 100 singers and lasts about 2 hours, starting at 4pm on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. We meet at a stop on the MBTA's Orange Line; if it rains, we sing on the T; if it's clear or snowing, we walk through the neighborhood ringing doorbells.
WHAT WILL WE SING?
Carols & Classes
We use a caroling book put together by Joel over the years; usually 1 or 2 new songs might appear each season. While the whole book is not available online, some recordings and scores are available on the Scores/Practice page.
Joel Sindelar is director of SingPositive, which is a family-inclusive choir of 36 adults and 25 kids. SingPositive is non-auditioned performs contemporary music, from the Beatles to Shakira. SingPositive usually performs its winter concert in December at Spontaneous Celebrations community center, on Danforth St. in Jamaica Plain.
Our next singing season starts in February, 2021- come check us out!
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