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Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3 Released

Posted at 11:28 AM on April 3, 2012 by William Johnston

Virtual Choir 3

Containing 3746 videos from 73 countries (myself included), Eric Whitacre has just released the video of Virtual Choir 3, "Water Night."

This is the culmination of an effort that began several months ago when Eric Whitacre and his staff released conducting tracks containing the music to Water Night, and asked choristers from around the world to record themselves singing their part. The response caused servers to go down and an extension to the deadline.

Several people even did their own multi-track recordings of the work. Matt Curtis from Chanticleer recorded and released all of the individual parts as well as a complete mix:

Through this new venture as well as the previous virtual choirs, Eric Whitacre has once again proven the passion for great music that so many people have and created a truly global choir. Discussions for Virtual Choir 4 are already underway...

On the Air This Week

Posted at 12:38 PM on April 3, 2012 by Rex Levang (1 Comments)
Filed under: On the air

Highlights from April 3 to 10

Wednesday, 6 pm: Reflections for Holy Week: Choral Music with Dale Warland
Thursday, 3 pm hour: Regional Spotlight: The Augsburg Master Chorale and Orchestra
Thursday, 6 pm: Westminster Cathedral Choir, singing Victoria's Requiem
Friday, 10 am: Bach's St. John Passion, with the Bach Society of Minnesota
Friday, 8 pm: Minnesota Orchestra: Enescu, MacMillan, and Rachmaninoff, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Saturday, 11 am: Metropolitan Opera: Massenet's Manon
Saturday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, live from the Ordway
Sunday, 6 am: Pipedreams: Prayers and Alleluias
Sunday, noon: From the Top
Sunday, 1 pm: SymphonyCast: From Warsaw, Mozart's C Minor Mass and Beethoven's Fifth
Sunday, 8 pm: From Darkness to Light: A Celebration of Easter Sunday
Monday, 8 pm: Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Britten, Beamish, Vaughan Williams, and Haydn

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