Students in the choirs were introduced to Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir today via the TED video below.  Eric Whitacre is a well-known choral composer who thought it would be neat to collect videos of people from all around the world singing their voice part to one of his songs.  He collected all of the videos and layered them on top of one another to create the world’s first Virtual Choir!  The video below is 15 minutes long and chronicles how the Virtual Choir came to be, described by Eric Whitacre himself.  It is well worth your 15 minutes of viewing.  To see all of the Virtual Choirs, check out the videos following.  Virtual Choir 4.0 is very different from the others in style and in animation!

 Eric Whitacre’s Speech about how the Virtual Choir came to be:

 

Virtual Choir 1.0“Lux Aurumque”

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Virtual Choir 2.0“Sleep”

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Virtual Choir 3.0“Water Night”

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Virtual Choir 4.0“Fly to Paradise”

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