Courtesy of Mark Railey
Mark Railey, director, Vermont Boy Choir
On Wednesday, February 26, the Vermont Boy Choir
will appear on the ABC network morning show "Good Morning America
." The 20-member choir will be featured as part of a larger segment in which boy choirs from around the country perform a unique joint rendition of "Let It Go," from the 2013 animated movie Frozen
. Taping for that segment took place on Friday, February 21, at Essex High School.
According to VBC director Mark Railey, each participating choir will record a performance of the song to prerecorded music. ABC will then splice those performances together into one rendition featuring each choir at various sections of the song — Railey says the VBC will be featured at the chorus. The mashed-up version of the song will be presented on air accompanied by a live orchestra.
"Can you imagine how difficult that is?" says Railey by phone of the unusual recording process. "I hope everyone stays on pitch and on tempo."
Railey founded the Vermont Boy Choir in 2012. He was previously the founder and director of the Palmetto State Boy Choir in South Carolina. He currently works as the director of music at the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. The VBC is composed of 20 boys ranging in age from 7 to 21.
For more info on the Vermont Boy Choir, visit vermontboychoir.org