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Virtual Choir 1: Lux Aurumque

243 videos featuring 185 singers from 12 countries

Virtual Choir 1 ‘Lux Aurumque’ was launched in March 2010 and featured online performances by 185 singers. It received over 1 million hits in the first two months of its release, and has since been watched by nearly 5 million people.

It began in May 2009 as a simple experiment in social media, when Britlin Losee – a fan of Eric’s music – recorded a video of herself singing  ‘Sleep’ and shared it on YouTube. After watching the video, Eric responded by sending a call out to his online fans to purchase Polyphony’s recording of ‘Sleep’, record themselves singing along to it, and upload the result.

Scott Haines generously volunteered to cut the video together. Eric was so impressed by the result that he decided to push the concept to the next level by recording himself conducting ‘Lux Aurumque’, and asked Virtual Choir members to sing along to that. Once again, Scott edited the audio and video and produced the very first Virtual Choir.

With extensive global media coverage, it went on to have multiple AV installations across the world and was incorporated into development programmes by companies such as Cisco, who used it at the Event Marketers Summit to demonstrate the power of video in bringing people together.

Lux Aurumque (Light and Gold)
Text by Edward Esch
Translated to Latin by Charles Anthony Silvestri

Light,
warm and heavy as pure gold
and angels sing softly
to the new-born babe.

Credits

  • Amber Darlington
  • Ana Abella
  • Angelina Gray
  • Britlin Losee
  • Brittany Santos
  • Caitlin Hepburn
  • Catherine Kelley
  • Catherine Loughner
  • Chandler Scott
  • Cheryl Ang
  • Christina Goings
  • Courtney Kayser
  • Douglas Salazar
  • Emma Dickerson
  • Erica Fung
  • Evangelyna Etienne
  • Felicia Maria Lopez
  • Felicia Marie Lopez
  • Genevieve Lavaud
  • Ginger Herron
  • Hadeel Hejja
  • Hailee Gehris
  • Holly Breivik
  • Jan Hittle
  • Jennifer Midura
  • Jennifer Pitt
  • Jenny Thuman
  • Jessica Beebe
  • Jessica Kinney
  • Joanne Jett Galindo
  • Julie Bowdren
  • Julie Pajuheshfar
  • Karen Koh
  • Karina Walthall
  • Kaye Slade
  • Kristen Bushway
  • Krystie Henninger
  • Lauren Hess
  • Lindsey Gradwohl
  • Melody Myers
  • Missy Hannah
  • Nikola Vatterodt
  • Paige Reisenfeld
  • Rachel Curtin
  • Sara Stevens
  • Sara Vaccariello
  • Sasha White
  • Savannah Mattfield
  • Shanti Ryle
  • Stefanie Wold
  • Suzanne Harris
  • Taylor Kurllew
  • Timbre Cierpke
  • Vidya Venkatesh
  • Zoe Madonna
  • Abi Clark
  • Anna Olausson
  • Ariel Makowski
  • Ashley Long
  • Buffy Cowtan
  • Candice Leigh Helfand
  • Chandler Scott
  • Courtney Kayser
  • Dorothea Kamara
  • Emily Rutherford
  • Emma Chylinski
  • Esther Bley
  • Evangelyna Etienne
  • Felicia Marie Lopez
  • Frances Swiecki
  • Helga Rietz
  • Ingrid Schaedtler
  • Jennifer Davis
  • Jody Boyack
  • Julia Seeholzer
  • Karen Koh
  • Kate Tidaback
  • Katelyn Smith
  • Kerri Miliken
  • Kimberly Alswager
  • Kristen Bushway
  • Latissha Acey
  • Laura Bejerano
  • Lauren Collis
  • Lindsey Gradwohl
  • Melissa Hand
  • Melody Myers
  • Nicole Shockley
  • Nora Evett
  • Paige Reisenfeld
  • Rhonda Rossway
  • Sahryn Gmerek
  • Sarah E. Stitt
  • Shannon Shogren
  • Shanti Ryle
  • Sonja Ollig
  • Tess Gray
  • Tove Lundstrom
  • Adam Blackman
  • Andres Sierra
  • Anthony Cooksey
  • Benjiman Durfee
  • Blaine Russell
  • Brett Rodgers
  • Cameron Parker
  • Christian Cosas
  • Connor Lidell
  • Dameron Crow
  • Daniel Hollister
  • David Monkman
  • Dylan Morrongiello
  • Eddie Murillo
  • Eli Salazar
  • Eric Taylor
  • German Cortes
  • Ian McDougal
  • James Perry
  • Jeremiah Mullen
  • Jordan Huenink
  • Joseph Jamoralin
  • Joseph Kemper
  • Joshua Burroughs
  • Kenya Taylor
  • Kurien Kalarickal
  • Kyle Deas
  • Kyle Redford
  • Matt Virgile
  • Mattew Garrison
  • Matthew S. Schwartz
  • Nicholas Fox
  • Nicholas Mollé
  • Rehyan Rivera
  • Richard L. Shallbetter
  • Rj Raqueño
  • Robbie Bennett
  • Robert Martin
  • Robert Nash
  • Robin Segebarth
  • Rodel Flores
  • Ryan Miller
  • Sam Jones
  • Steven Hansen
  • Wesley Corbett
  • Adrian Owen
  • Andrew Vargas
  • Avi Amon
  • Brett McKechnie
  • Brett Nigh
  • Brian Poppe
  • Charlie Evett
  • Chris Girardeau
  • Chris Maldonado
  • Chris Rickman
  • Christian Cosas
  • Connor Lidell
  • Curtis Prevo
  • David Johnson
  • Denzel Dawson
  • Dorian Ellison
  • Erik Davis
  • Gabriel Cheow
  • Gregory Palma
  • Jake Tickner
  • Jamal Walker
  • Jesse Parent
  • Joel Chapman
  • John Kennedy
  • John Kosch
  • Jordan Miller
  • Jordan Spencer Cunningham
  • Josh Wayne
  • Kenneth Depp
  • Kevin Wyatt-Stone
  • Kurien Kalarickal
  • Kyle A. Shallbetter
  • Kyle Redford
  • Matt Wetmore
  • Mattew Samson
  • Michael Palomaki
  • Mike Anderson
  • Nathan Walker
  • Nicholas Fox
  • Nick Reilingh
  • Patrick Murray
  • Pratik Gandhi
  • Robert Martain
  • Robert Nash
  • Robin Segebarth
  • Robin Wyatt-Stone
  • Ross Calverley
  • Royce Srider
  • Sam Jones
  • Sebastian Scherzer
  • Steve Danielson
  • Taylor Holmwood
  • Thomas Callow
  • Tobias Sjögreen
  • Tom Kellough
  • Tyler Corley
  • Will Stanfield

Composed and conducted by Eric Whitacre

Produced and managed by Scott Haines