Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had an admittedly unusual dream: to lead a virtual choir. His dream became a reality that is truly a gift of light. He brought together people from around the world to send him their audio recordings for the “performance.”
The final creation is chillingly beautiful, but so the stories that people shared…
“My sister and I used to sing in choirs together constantly. Now she's an airman in the air force constantly traveling. It's so wonderful to sing together again!”
"When I told my husband that I was going to be a part of this, he told me that I did not have the voice for it." Yeah, I'm sure a lot of you have heard that too. Me too. "It hurt so much, and I shed some tears, but something inside of me wanted to do this despite his words. It is a dream come true to be part of this choir, as I've never been part of one."
Below are links to the TedTalk and the song.
Sleep by Eric Whitacre