Funded! This project was successfully funded on January 31, 2013.

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      Creator Diane Stephen on November 29

      Hi there - I still haven't received the signed sheet music from my pledge - who do I contact? Thank you!

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      Creator Dennis Creighton on August 6, 2013

      Any word on when we can expect the signed sheet music? My students at school are dying for this to be put up in the classroom.
      My four year old wants me to tell you all that she is "the girl with wings who brings the color."

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      Creator Carmen on May 17, 2013

      What is the new website for the virtual choir 4? Thanks!

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      Creator Cindy Dunn on May 13, 2013

      I'm a Virtual Choir first-timer. I'm also wondering when the music will be available, and a little anxious to see how VC4 will come together in only 8 weeks from now for the Coronation Festival?

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      Creator W. Dennis Wright on April 6, 2013

      Has the music for "VC4 Bliss" been posted for those wishing to get started making our recordings for submission.

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      Creator Dennis Creighton on March 18, 2013

      Anyone going to the Dress Rehearsal in NYC get their pass yet? Just curious

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      Creator Darrell Polka on March 15, 2013

      Lyricist & Poet Tony Silvestri, Author of the lyrics to "Sleep", from VC 2.0 has a new illustrated picture book of the choral masterpiece he would like to publish and he needs our help! Please share this with everyone in love with Sleep and the Virtual Choir and picture books. Let's support Tony and make this happen for him!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1774226307/sleep-illustrated-book

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      Creator Vicenç Cortés Olea on February 27, 2013

      Good night! :) Today I've received at home my gift for the pledge of $50! Thank you very much and congratulations! :D

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      Creator Colette Halliday on February 1, 2013

      AMAZING!!! Congratulations and huge thanks to everyone who has pledged to support this wonderful project.
      Even if you never sing a note but have seen fit to support the appeal, you are now a part of what I consider to be the most groundbreaking, awe inspiring, inclusive and downright stunning choral project in the WORLD!
      So well done, you are all very special people :-)

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      Creator Jenny Walsh on February 1, 2013

      Fabulous, well done everyone. What a great community to be part of. Let's all do Eric proud when VC4 kicks off for real. See you there x

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      Creator Valeria Montoya on February 1, 2013

      WOHOOOOOO!!!! I'm celebrating so hard tonight!! So happy!!!! :D

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      Creator Charamy Vicoy on January 31, 2013

      Fantastic! Congratulations! I'm so excited to finally be a part of virtual choir, I can't wait to see how everything will turn out. I'm sure it will turn out quite brilliant!

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      Creator Jack Rowland on January 31, 2013

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator S Goodwin on January 31, 2013

      Hi Jenny. There will definately be less clicking around throughout the day to see where the total is!

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      Creator Jenny Walsh on January 31, 2013

      Well said, Sally. Where will we be tomorrow without the totaliser to watch? It's been fascinating to see how much everyone cares and how many want to feel a part of this venture however big or small their contribution.

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      Creator S Goodwin on January 31, 2013

      Wherever you are, whatever your reasons I feel really thankful and grateful to everyone that is behind this project and everyone that has and will make the next Virtual Choir project a reality. I have utter faith that the leadership and vision of it is welcoming us to join in a groundbreaking and exciting adventure that has many known and possibly un-known benefits ;)

      If this is the only adventurous thing you do or have done this year, to take a "risk" and pledge, then I hope it sustains and brings you positive rewards for the rest of the year - it has certainly started my year off on a really positive note!

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      Creator Darrell Polka on January 30, 2013

      Send a powerful message in favor of choral & instrumental music in our schools. Let's show the world what a group of well rounded individuals can accomplish together by raising this pledge into the stratosphere! Every single one of your pledges counts!

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 30, 2013

      We are now sitting at $116,755 with 44 hours to go. I feel quite certain that we will make it up to $120K and also feel so content about having this common goal that we are all working on with people from every corner of the world. To me, tonight, the world feels comfortably small. :)

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      Creator Peter Hollens on January 29, 2013

      Congrats on the KickStarter! So excited for #4!

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      Creator Jenny Walsh on January 29, 2013

      $115K fantastic let's make it $120K at least. The power of 'We' - let's go!

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      Creator Darrell Polka on January 27, 2013

      I challenge everyone to make another pledge in order to help Eric build a website dedicated to connecting singers. That's what Virtual Choir is all about! How important is the virtual community to you? Pledge to build that website! I'm pledging another $250 for the cause and it's Jan 26th!

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      Creator Bob Fishell on January 22, 2013

      Logged in this morning and saw that we made it. $103,191 and going strong. Can't wait!

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      Creator Drache Kraaesna on January 21, 2013

      You had me at "I wrote 'Sleep'." In my opinion, it is a truly perfect piece and just..thrills me. I cannot tell you how wonderfully filled I was with joy when my high school choir performed it in '04.

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 21, 2013

      As a part of the last comment, the other FB Virtual Choir group that I want to tell you about is an unofficial group of friends that mostly met out of our love and respect for Eric and the Virtual Choir. There are so many good, fun, cool, friendly, musical, thoughtful, positive, and creative people in our group, " VC Friends" so we are fortunate that our conversation there is interesting, respectful, funny, supportive, sometimes goofy, and/or informative. We are waiting for you here too! Join both groups! Let's stay connected!! https://www.facebook.com/groups/147426405374602/…

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 21, 2013

      Again, it kills me that we can't LIKE comments on this Kicksstarter wall thing!! :) For anyone reading this, there are two Facebook groups that I'd like to invite you to be a part of. The first is Eric's official VC group: "Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir" and here you will be able to ask questions, get answers, find all kinds of Virtual Choir support, and stay informed. https://www.facebook.com/virtualchoir We'll look for you there!! :)

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      Creator Jennifer McMillan on January 21, 2013

      Holy crap! When this started - what? 20 days ago? - I seriously didn't believe it could happen! $100000 is A LOT of money! Eric - I think you have the best fans/friends/family/support system ever! CONGRATS!

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      Creator Jonas Skovsbøll Knudsen on January 21, 2013

      And they saw the horse that trembled
      Victor in his body and soul
      As his rider, he shall be one with the moment
      To war, to war.
      Congratulations on your project. Looking forward to be part of it.

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      Creator Jenny Walsh on January 21, 2013

      Well said Julie

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 21, 2013

      There are so many BEAUTIFUL people out there and through this, we all get to be connected. <3

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      Creator Olivier LECONTE (deleted) on January 21, 2013

      The Choir Geeks Rule ! Congratulations !

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      Creator S Goodwin on January 21, 2013

      Brilliant, I can't think of any other words. Congratulation Eric and VC4 in the making :)

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      Creator Elisabeth Maria Smith on January 21, 2013

      That was quick for the last few thousand today. Was like watching the stock market! Congrats to VC4 can be made! Can't wait!

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      Creator Joe Waz on January 21, 2013

      Congrats, Eric, you made it!

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      Creator Jenny Walsh on January 21, 2013

      This last $1,000 is incredible. I'd love to know how many people are watching right now!!!

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 21, 2013

      Sally, and one minute later is went up $450!!!! HOLY COW!!

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      Creator S Goodwin on January 21, 2013

      $99,000 as I write, nearly nearly at the goal, 1,511 backers. What a fantastic response. So brilliant to see a project I believe in so much funded this way. Massive respect to Eric Whitacre and his team for finding this way forward and I am hoping the support will continue beyond the $100,000. There will still be a considerable shortfall even with this wonderful budget.

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 20, 2013

      Matt, I agree!! We so need wonderful, delicious, and inspiring projects like this right about now. This is completely heartwarming!! :) <3

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      Creator Matt Palka on January 20, 2013

      This is why the world is so awesome. Awesome people coming together to create awesome things together. My inner musical soul jumps with joy at all of this! :D

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      Creator Julie Souin on January 20, 2013

      I wish I could "LIKE" so many of the previous comments!! Today, with 11 days remaining, the total stands at $92,480. If this isn't a wonderful testament to Eric and the wonderful Virtual Choir that he has built and continues to grow for all of us, I don't know what is! :) xo Between the Kickstarter fee that will be taken out of the $100,000 and the substantial cost that it will take to pay out all the incintives that the backers have coming to them, it will take a big chunk of cash. Let's try to exceed the goal in anticipation of a population explosion. Keep spreading the word!!! Together, we can move mountains in 11 days!

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      Creator Jenny Warkentin (deleted) on January 19, 2013

      I am really excited for VC4! I have a huge amount of respect for Eric Whitacre as a musician and a human being and I absolutely love "Paradise Lost"!

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      Creator Colette Halliday on January 19, 2013

      Woohoo....as they race towards the finish line!
      This is brilliant, it's like the last week of video uploading for VC...lol

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      Creator Laura Slattery on January 19, 2013

      Excited and delighted to be able to contribute. Hopefully there'll be a nice rush towards the end, let's make VC4 happen! Start warming up the webcams and vocal cords! Woo hoo!

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      Creator Doug Price on January 19, 2013

      So excited! Looks like we're gonna make it!! About a thousand a day from here on in. We can do it!

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      Creator Bradley Watts on January 18, 2013

      I honestly believe awe inspiring art like this should be preserved, thank you

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      Creator Scott Simmons on January 18, 2013

      If we continue at this pace we're going to make it for sure! I'm getting my webcam ready!

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      Creator Christina on January 17, 2013

      Upped my pledge, figuring that since I don't own Water Night yet (tsk tsk), why not get a signed copy?

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      Creator Melissa Wotherspoon on January 15, 2013

      Less than one third to go with one third of the time remaining!! Let's give it a boost NOW so we don't have to freak out for 16 days!! $5 pledgers.....DO I HEAR $6? :-)

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      Creator René D. on January 14, 2013

      @Yaakov Davis
      next project virtual orchestra 1
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      Creator Yaakov Davis on January 13, 2013

      I see this project as a catalyzer for global peace.
      This can grow to a powerful, beautiful thing.

      I only hope Eric experiments with more musical styles, in order to connect to more people.

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