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Hi there - I still haven't received the signed sheet music from my pledge - who do I contact? Thank you!
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."
What is the new website for the virtual choir 4? Thanks!
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?
Has the music for "VC4 Bliss" been posted for those wishing to get started making our recordings for submission.
Anyone going to the Dress Rehearsal in NYC get their pass yet? Just curious
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
Good night! :) Today I've received at home my gift for the pledge of $50! Thank you very much and congratulations! :D
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 :-)
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
WOHOOOOOO!!!! I'm celebrating so hard tonight!! So happy!!!! :D
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!
Hi Jenny. There will definately be less clicking around throughout the day to see where the total is!
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.
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!
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!
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. :)
Congrats on the KickStarter! So excited for #4!
$115K fantastic let's make it $120K at least. The power of 'We' - let's go!
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!
Logged in this morning and saw that we made it. $103,191 and going strong. Can't wait!
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.
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/…
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!! :)
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!
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.
Well said Julie
There are so many BEAUTIFUL people out there and through this, we all get to be connected. <3
The Choir Geeks Rule ! Congratulations !
Brilliant, I can't think of any other words. Congratulation Eric and VC4 in the making :)
That was quick for the last few thousand today. Was like watching the stock market! Congrats to VC4 can be made! Can't wait!
Congrats, Eric, you made it!
This last $1,000 is incredible. I'd love to know how many people are watching right now!!!
Sally, and one minute later is went up $450!!!! HOLY COW!!
$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.
Matt, I agree!! We so need wonderful, delicious, and inspiring projects like this right about now. This is completely heartwarming!! :) <3
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
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!
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"!
Woohoo....as they race towards the finish line!
This is brilliant, it's like the last week of video uploading for VC...lol
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!
So excited! Looks like we're gonna make it!! About a thousand a day from here on in. We can do it!
I honestly believe awe inspiring art like this should be preserved, thank you
If we continue at this pace we're going to make it for sure! I'm getting my webcam ready!
Upped my pledge, figuring that since I don't own Water Night yet (tsk tsk), why not get a signed copy?
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? :-)
next project virtual orchestra 1
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.