Together We Carol
Let’s All Sing Out Loud and Clear from Our Front Yards for All to Hear
When: When ever you would like! Repeat the December 19th fun global sing when ever you would like. Connecting friends and family, safely, around the globe or across the street! Add to my calendar
What: Imagine if everyone in your neighborhood stood on their front steps, their lawns, their porches, their sidewalks, lifted their voices up as one and sang songs of the season at the exact same time.
Together. One voice. One heart. One spirit. Mothers. Fathers. Sons. Daughters. Husbands. Wives. Partners. Neighbors. Friends. Co-workers.
You and your neighbors are invited to join us to stay safely connected in joy and community at this special time of the year when we need it the most.
Make the collective musical sounds of hope echo throughout your neighborhood, your town, your city, your country. Remind people that even in the darkest of times we can face the challenges ahead, together.
Schedule: Begin singing Silent Night at 6PM. Then sing two other beloved carols: Jingle Bells and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
Resources: See the following links for help with the words and tunes
Video with words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNpiQwgStNA&feature=youtu.be
Video with words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCptBphqkwU
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Video with words https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C41q5YLnF10
Helpful tip: Review the videos prior to singing.
Who’s Behind This: The nonprofit HealthCode and two Austin, Texas neighborhood organizations, the Clarksville Community Development Corporation (CCDC) and the Old West Austin Neighborhood Association (OWANA).
- Inform your community, share on your calendars and social media.
- Involve all faiths. (If your neighbors prefer three different songs then go for it. The intent is to safely connect with your community in joy and love.)
- Practice social distancing. For example, the residents of a block in one neighborhood intend to “safely gather” by lining up on both sides of their street and singing to one another.
- If you are into social stuff, feel free to post videos and photos; use the hashtags: #TogetherWeCarol, @HealthCodeIAM
- Consider a follow up virtual video call with friends and family around the globe (i.e. Google, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, etc.)
Inspiration: In December 1914 during WWI, both sides put the war on hold for a little while and sang Silent Night together.
Joyeaux Noel movie, see the 1 minute mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRrr-CDXijs
Share with your community, customize samples:
Email: Please join me and invite neighbors to participate in “Together We Carol” on December 19th at 6 PM. An event that allows us to stay safely connected in joy and community at this special time of the year, and in a year when we need connection the most. For more details, including words to the songs click on HealthCode.Org/Sing
Social Post: Together We Carol, join me Dec. 19th 6 PM. Let’s All Sing Out Loud and Clear from Our Front Yards for All to Hear. #TogetherWeCarol, @HealthCodeIAM
Neighborhood eletters: COVID may have stopped our traditional caroling event for 2020, but we have an alternative plan. “Together We Carol”, a socially-distancing caroling event that will take place on neighbor’s front porches or by their curbs. Specifically, neighbors will sing three Christmas carols on the same night and at the same times, December 19th at 6 PM. See details and music at HealthCode.Org/Sing . Let’s All Sing Out Loud and Clear from Our Front Yards for All to Hear.
Event Calendars: Together We Carol: Let’s All Sing Out Loud and Clear from Our Front Yards for All to Hear. Dec. 19th 6 PM. Details at HealthCode.org/Sing
Creative: Narrow banner (like above), Large banner (see below), Flyer. Steve’s intro video.