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Jocelyn Campbell
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This is stunningly beautiful classical choral music. Even if that's not your thing, the stories and virtual communities that have formed are, IMHO, awe-inspiring.

Here's the first one:


Then there was a second:


What I think is even better than these two "music videos" is the TedTalk Whitacre gave about making them and what it meant for some people to be a part of the virtual choir community:


Which leaves the third and most recent virtual choir. Check it out: nearly half of this 11-minute video is simply the credits of the 3,000 or so contributors to this work. Staggering, really.


Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 3 website provides even more background on these projects.
 
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Jocelyn, Thank you ! That is awesome ! I have to tell my daughter about this. She was lucky enough to be able to sing at Carnegie Hall with her high school choir.
 
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Oh, Carnegie Hall for a high school choir - how awesome! My sister has been in choirs since grade school and her current community choir will be singing 'Lux Arumque' soon. Her choir saw the video of that piece, but she was really excited to see the other videos, too.

(Edit: oops, had Carnegy instead of Carnegie.)
 
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As a video geek, and a music geek, I am totally blown away by this. I've been a fan of Playing for Change for a while because I find the idea of people creating music from their own corner of the world and bring it altogether fascinating, but this is absolutely amazing. Thank very much for posting this Jocelyn.
 
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Graham, if you enjoy Playing for Change, the movie "1 Giant Leap" also had some amazing music created using a base rhythm and adding in musicians from around the world. The only difference being that it focused on combining indigenous or traditional music together. Overall, the movie was not for me, but I thought the music was wonderful and fascinating.
 
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