April 7, 2011 by DickH Posted in Culture Leave a Comment
In this YouTube video, conductor/composer Eric Whitacre leads a virtual choir of 158 singers in a performance of “Lux Aurumque.” Whitacre collected YouTube auditions from singers all over the country and blended them all together for this video. I post this today because at 6 pm this evening, Whitacre unveils his latest project: another video choir mashup of more than 2000 singers from 58 countries performing a single piece of music. Not only is the sound wonderful, the imaginative use of technology is inspiring. I’ll post the latest piece once it comes available on YouTube.