X close menu
Forgotten password
Association of Choral Directors
Back to previous page

Eric Whitacre’s latest virtual choir venture, VC5, goes where no choir has gone before


Twenty eight years ago, NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery launched the Hubble Space Telescope into orbit. The vast map of our universe that it produced stands as one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century. It is a story of human endeavour, wonder and extraordinary scientific ambition.

Grammy award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre’s symphonic work Deep Field was inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery – the iconic Deep Field image.

The new film – Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe – illuminates the score by combining Hubble’s stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe.

The soundtrack features a new, epic virtual choir representing 120 countries: over 8,000 voices aged 4 to 87, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eric Whitacre Singers.

The film and soundtrack were released on You Tube on November 16.

Watch Deep Field and download the soundtrack.