How was the recording made, given that meeting or singing together is not currently allowed?
Choir Director, Kari Olsen-Porthouse made a series of you tube videos for each of the 6 choral harmonies that make up Every Breath You Take (We Watch Over You). Each video played the specific harmony, to the backing track, with Kari conducting so that the viewer knew when to start/stop etc.
After the second group rehearsal on line, each member of the choir got two devices and some headphones. They watched the video of their chosen part, listening on headphones and sang along, recording their voices using the second device such as a phone.
The recording, of just their voice singing that part was supplied to Kari, who used her home studio to layer all the voice recordings together into a 6 part harmony. The final mix was then mastered by Rich Williams, of Ringstead Studios to give it a final polish.
Singers could record more than one part if they wanted to….and some did!