Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’

Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’ – YouTube.

I’m not big on videos, but this one is something special. If you’ve ever sung in a choir or chorus, I think you’ll appreciate this.

It suggests something interesting about the possibility and manifestation of a “virtual church”, as well. While Christianity is an intrinsically embodied religion, and that has definite implications for how we worship and are church together, it’s also true that we who live in the 21st century on the privileged side of the “digital divide” have created, are creating, new ways of interacting, new forms of community. The net enables modes of being together even when we are apart, even when separated by space and time.

Look at the faces of the singers in the virtual choir. Each one is alone, each singing with a pure and private interpretation of the work. Look how beautiful they are, so different from each other yet united in the music.

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3 Responses to Virtual Choir – ‘Lux Aurumque’

  1. And here are the lyrics, in both Latin and English. The poem was written in English originally, and Whitacre commissioned the Latin translation from Charles Silvestrini.

  2. thewaterisfine says:

    Awesome video! Totally gave me chills. And thanks for the follow! đŸ™‚

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