Eric Whitacre’s 185 Voice Virtual Choir Performs ‘Lux Aurumque’

Even though this video was published a year ago, I just became aware of it this week. I was so moved by it—both the music and the choir itself—I had to share it.

The lyrics come from a Latin translation of an English poem.

Light,
warm and heavy
as pure gold,
and the angels sing softly
to the newborn babe.

–Edward Esch

Lux,
calida gravisque,
cura velut aurum,
et canunt angeli
molliter modo natum.

–Latin translation by Charles Anthony Silvestri

I hope you enjoy this powerful musical experience.

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