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Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Youth Choir!

An amazing opportunity has sprung up! Eric Whitacre is a choral composer who has taken the world by storm with his innovation of the “Virtual Choir.” Each year for the past 4 years Whitacre announces one of his compositions that will be performed by a virtual choir. Singers learn the music and record a video of themselves singing, and send it to Whitacre who then edits these videos together into one giant, virtual chorus.

THIS YEAR- the call is for a YOUTH chorus! Singers under the age of 18!
This link will take you to the website with ALL the info!
Singers will need to provide a parent or guardian’s email address, and that adult will need to submit a consent form.

I will be offering after school/recess/random free time rehearsals as much as possible for singers. I am able to record them with my computer, but I will need to sign into their account using their guardian’s email. I contacted the Virtual Choir Support Team about making a teacher account to record student videos, but due to legalities with parent consent, we’re unable to do that. SO! If your kiddo wants to do this and is unable to record into a computer video camera (that is important) at home-get in touch with me!!!
So far I can only send you a link to LISTEN to the song, “What If” but the Virtual Choir team is working on uploading sheet music so teacher can help their students!
Listen here!

Please check out two of the Virtual Choir Videos from the past!
The first had
8,409 Videos submitted from
5,905 Singers from
101 Countries
HOW CRAZY IS THAT?!?

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3/4 Grade Middle School Chorus Middle School General Music

2014 Island County Music Festival Concert Video!

Check it out!
Again, thank you to ALL who made this festival happen!

 

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3/4 Grade Middle School Chorus Middle School General Music

Island County Music Festival: Day 2-CHORUS!

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After a FANTASTIC day of our County Chorus rehearsing under the direction of Kristin Bamberger, we had a mind-blowing concert. Here is a video to give you an inside look at what our rehearsals were like!

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Some pictures…

Stay tuned for a FULL VIDEO of the Band and Chorus Concert!

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Island County Music Festival: DAY 1-BAND!!!

2014-04-30_09-21-50_98For Day 1 of our Island County Music Festival Adam Sawyer came to conduct the concert band! Mr. Sawyer directs the instrumental program at ADL in Essex. Our musicians from Folsom, North Hero, and Grand Isle worked hard today and it was obvious at the end of our rehearsal just how far they had come. We can’t wait to hear the finished product at the concert tomorrow night at 5pm! The band members will return to Folsom for a dress rehearsal at 2pm tomorrow and stay through the concert.

Can’t wait for our singers to work with Kristin Bamberger from Shelburne tomorrow! WAHOOO!

Check out these pictures! Click on a Pic to make it big!