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In a moving and madly viral video (1,601,056 views) creator, conductor and composer Eric Whitacre led a virtual choir of singers from around the world.  His network of YouTube-connected singers whose voices blend together online to become true magic.  
Here he talks about the creative challenges of making music through YouTube, and unveils the first 2 minutes of his new work, "Sleep," with a video choir of 2,052.

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Eric Whitacre began singing in his college choir; by 21, he had written his first concert work, Go, Lovely Rose, and advanced to Juilliard, where he studied under John Corigliano. Today, he has published more than four dozen choral works, conducted in some of the most esteemed halls in the world, and featured on dozens of recordings. His album Cloudburst and Other Choral Works earned him a Grammy nomination in 2007, as did his Decca debut Light & Gold, while his new album, Water Night, debuted at #1 in US iTunes classical charts.


 

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