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.

2 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.

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