Barb asked her brother, David McFarlane, to volunteer his time to record VoKallista live. David is a musician in his own right and runs an audio production company so we were all thrilled when he agreed.
On a Saturday we arrived at our usual rehearsal space at the Kallista Primary School to find David there setting up his sound desk and trailing microphones all around the room. It was quite confronting to stand behind this wall of mice and we all suddenly got very shy with the front row shuffling back to where the back row should be. One benefit of the set up was that the usual chatter was somewhat subdued.
With the increased intensity of the situation, lyric sheets were allowed to be used as long as they didn’t shuffle and crackle as every little sound was caught by the mice. So much pressure!
There was an extensive editing process of all the live takes and now we are very pleased to say that VoKallista has produced its very first CD with favourite repertoire up to September 2011. Each member received a few copies to share with friends and family.