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Virtual Choir 5Deep Field

Eric Whitacre invites you to join your voice with thousands of others from around the world in Virtual Choir 5: Deep Field.

The Submission Deadline is June 27, 2018 at 11:59pm PT

  • Sign UpJoin the VC5
  • LearnThe Music
  • RecordYour Video
  • SubmitYour Video

VC5 will take part in a performance of Deep Field, Eric’s work for symphony orchestra, chorus and electronica, inspired by one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time – the Deep Field images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Their discovery is a tale of human aspiration, endeavor, wonder and extraordinary scientific vision.

We want to make this Virtual Choir as accessible as possible so singers do not have to read music to participate. Just watch Eric’s video tutorials, practice, get comfortable, record and submit – it’s simple. There are new vocal parts for Deep Field written by Eric especially for VC5 to float above the existing orchestral, choral and electronica tracks. Also, for the first time ever, we have made it possible for you to record your video on a mobile device. The Deep Field film will be created by a team of gifted creatives, scientists and imagineers at the Space Telescope Science Institute and 59 Productions. The film will be released late in 2018. As well as online, we anticipate that it will be available in planetariums, art & science festivals, in concert halls and space agency sites the world over.

We have a technical support team backed by a great community of experienced online singers to share in your passion and assist you throughout the process. Every submission will be included so please join us!

 

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Recording Hints & Tips from Support Team Leader

Recording Hints & Tips from Support Team Leader

So we’re about 48 hours into this glorious endeavor. Many of you have been busy earning your badges, experimenting with the video recorder and some singers have already submitted. Cool! But we’re guessing quite a few people will be making their recordings this weekend so we thought it would be helpful to share some tips… continued

Virtual Choir 5 is a celebration of STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and math).

We’ve created some fun challenges inspired by STEAM so you can learn more about anything from Fibonacci to Flying Machines, Music to Math or Singing to Spiral Galaxies. Can you master the challenges and collect all the badges?

Keep a look out for badges across the site or tap one of the hexagons to get started.

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Art and Design
  • Math

Win with Virtual Choir 5

If you earn all eighteen badges, you’ll be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win some exciting prizes!

Within a week of the closing date of VC5, we will pick ten lucky winners who will be invited to select one of the following prizes:

  1. Space Passes for four people at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Center. Includes lunch with an astronaut.
  2. A signed and dedicated copy Eric’s brand-new vinyl release featuring his arrangements of Hurt and i carry your heart alongside a bundle of Choir Geeks merch.
  3. A pair of tickets to Los Angeles Master Chorale’s Big Sing California hosted by Eric. (Multiple venues in CA.)
  4. Four tickets to Eric’s concert at Carnegie Hall (New York) on April 28, 2019 promoted by Distinguished Concerts International New York. Includes meet and greet with Eric.

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Sincere thanks to our partners that have helped to make Virtual Choir 5: Deep Field possible.

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Dunard Fund

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