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Submissions for Virtual Choir 5 closed on July 1, 2018
The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronized and combined into one single performance to create the Virtual Choir.
VC5 will take part in a performance of Deep Field, Eric Whitacre’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 wanted to make this Virtual Choir as accessible as possible so singers didn’t need to read music to participate. Through Eric’s video tutorials, singers practiced, recorded and submitted their parts – it’s as simple as that. There were 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 made it possible for you to record your video on a mobile device. The Deep Field film is currently being 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.