E-Thereal: Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir Performs ‘Lux Aurumque’

By Lisa Flynn |

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Eric Whitacre (Photo: Marc Royce)

While isolating ourselves in our homes, many of us have been keeping our social connections through technology. Though the deep need for this technology may feel new, the popular choral composer Eric Whitacre pioneered the concept of a “virtual choir” over a decade ago.

Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronized and combined into a single performance to create the “virtual choir.” Today, performers around the globe are using similar technology to continue making music together.