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8,409 videos featuring 5,905 singers from 101 countries

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Hey gang, here it is: Virtual Choir 4!

The numbers this time are astonishing: 8,409 video submissions, more than doubling the numbers for Virtual Choir 3. 101 countries represented including Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Cuba and seven nations from the African continent. We have truly become a global choir.

None of this could have happened without the extraordinary talents of the Virtual Choir team. Nearly two dozen professionals and a small army of volunteers have given their all to make this project possible, working month after month to make sure singers from every corner of the earth could have their voices heard. And what voices they were! Singers as young as six, as old as 98. Singers from as far north as Troms, Norway and as far south as Hororata, New Zealand. Singers of every race, creed and color, coming together for one reason and one reason only: to be a part of something larger than themselves.

I am deeply humbled to be a small part of this choir, and honored to make music with each and every one of you. Together we have all made something authentic, special and unique. Now let's give it to the world. Woo hoo!

What is the Virtual Choir?

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The Virtual Choir is the result of one man's creativity sparked by the passion of one young woman. When Britlin Losee – a fan of Eric's music – recorded a video of herself singing 'Sleep' and shared it on YouTube. Eric was deeply moved by the spirit of her performance...

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VC4 Stories & Testimonials

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For 25 days in May and June, thousands of singers from around the World were learning, rehearsing, and humming their parts. With their music at the ready and courage in their back pockets, they set up personal video "studios" in family rooms, bathrooms, dens and dorms...

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The Making Of VC4

Early Animatic

Each year, the production of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir film is dependent on a massive collaboration by many people. Here is a glimpse at the pre and post-production teams, and the challenges they faced while bringing VC4 to life.

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Videos from the Choir

  • Maestro Sings Tenor 1 for Virtual Choir 4.0
  • Virtual Choir 4: Bliss Baritone Submission
  • World's First "Virtual" Harlem Shake by VC Friends
  • Bliss mini virtual choir - 16 voice demo
  • Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 4: The Outtakes
  • Bliss - sung by Matthew Curtis (Eric Whitacre - Virtual Choir 4)
  • Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 4 Bliss - 44 voice demo
  • Fly to Paradise (Bliss) by Eric Whitacre - Solo + All 8 Parts
  • CA Flies to Paradise and a Bit Beyond!
  • Google Hangout Hop with Eric Whitacre - June 5, 2013

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Final Stats

Singers 5905
Countries Represented 101
Saved Videos 4882
Submitted Videos 8409
Total Videos 13291



About The Virtual Choir

The Virtual Choir began in May 2009 as a simple experiment in social media and has since exploded into a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world in their love of music making through the use of technology, whether singing alone in their living rooms, their dorm rooms, their garages or anywhere they can connect to the internet; these videos are synchronised and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir. Read more...

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