Ken Atkins’ Virtual Choir Participation

A “Virtual Choir” is a choir that is made up of people from all over the world who learn and sing a part of a choir piece and then upload it to be mixed into a single audio and video track.   The concept was made popular by Eric Whitacre, a renowned composer and director of choir music.  His first Virtual Choir “Lux Aurumque” had 185 participants.  He introduced the concept at a TED talk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NENlXsW4pM), and premiered his VC 2.0 with over 2000 singers.   I found out about this concept in time to participate in his 4th VC with almost 6000 singers.

Here is a list of the Virtual Choirs in which I have participated.  (I included links to some of my uploaded parts…just so you can see what the individual parts look like.. Also anyone can see that you don’t have to be “The Voice” worthy to participate in these Virtual Choirs)

 

Date

Name

Singers

Leader/Director

Final Result

Project website

Ken’s Part(s)

July, 2013

Virtual Choir 4

5,905

Eric Whitacre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8oDnUga0JU

http://ericwhitacre.com/the-virtual-choir

 

December, 2013

World of Color Honor Choir “Glow”
(Eric Whitacre)

1,473

Eric Whitacre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy_yOiWHHHs

http://ericwhitacre.com/glow

 

April, 2014

VC Friends “Run To You” (Pentatonix)

47

Director:
David Johnson

 

Technical:
Michael Lining

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMw7BtNXZzU

https://www.facebook.com/groups/169551639920175/

 

Tenor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3PXzBLJgjs

September, 2014

VC Friends “The Hymn of Axciom” (Vienna Teng)

58

Music Director:
Chad Oman

Video:
Patrick Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKkv4Z1aXaU&feature=youtu.be

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vc.hoa/

Tenor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cx8IQUBhQw


Baritone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7krE3LbiOY

 

December, 2014

Silent Night Virtual Choir 2014

70

Patrick Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAhDxOWbOrw

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SilentNightVC/

 

Tenor 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh0wp4P_w24

 

August, 2016 VC Friends "Stars" (Erik Esenvalds) ?? Julie Gaulke TBD https://www.facebook.com/groups/1141640285886297/

Tenor 1:

Tenor 2: