Watch Sing Gently by a virtual choir of 17,572 singers!

A friend passed along this video of 17,572 singers from 129 countries performing Eric Whitacre’s “Sing Gently,” and included a poem by Bertolt Brecht

In the dark times
Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will also be singing
About the dark times.
– Bertolt Brecht, motto to Svendborg Poems, 1939

“It turns out singing is a perfect way to spread coronavirus. So, what’s a choral singer to do? Well, one could join a virtual choir, and that’s what over 17,000 people did.” — NPR

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

3 thoughts on “Watch Sing Gently by a virtual choir of 17,572 singers!

  1. Most beautiful thing I’ve ever heard in my life. Like angels singing… Simply exquisite. Thank you, Eric Whitacre and the 17,572, for this gift — illumination, in a time of darkness.

  2. A beautiful, moving expression of voices joined together ,,,strangers who become one voice, givng back to our Creator the talents He has given to reflect His beautiful gift of praise in song. Absolutely lovely and inspiring!

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