“With everyone unexpectedly far apart from each other, I found myself thinking about the virtues of empathy, community and service, and a new Virtual Choir felt like a deeply human way to address all of those virtues,” Whitacre says. “I tried as best I could to keep the lyrics of ‘Sing Gently’ straightforward and unadorned, to simply say what I felt needed to be said.”
With so many virtual choir performances popping up these days, who better than Whitacre to evaluate them? We asked him to pick six of his favorite recent virtual choir videos to celebrate the coming release of Virtual Choir 6. Here are his choices.