Virtual Choirs are the Saving Grace for Musicians Around the World

How Can I Keep From Singing-

For artists around the globe, performing together is essential to their daily lives. How can an artist maintain their skills while keeping their mental health in check without a traditional creative outlet?

Virtual choirs and orchestras are not new, but they have become part of the fabric of the performing arts community while stay at home orders have forced creative spirits into isolation. Artists from every walk of life are now participating in these online performances.  Schools, Broadway casts, churches, community choruses, and independent artists are using these alternate channels to inspire others.

Although nothing will ever replace the connection a person feels to performing with an ensemble, these online masterpieces can inspire artists and patrons of the arts for generations to come. 

Here are some of our favorite virtual choirs.  We hope they inspire you!



With over 2,000 singers from over 58 countries and nearly three-million views, no one creates a virtual choir like Eric Whitacre.


You Can’t Stop the Beat-

Stars of Broadway and the movie cast(s) of Hairspray recently created an ‘at home’ edition of “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” a benefit for The Actor’s Fund.


Light Shall Lift Us-

If opera is more your tempo, than this concertato of 100 professional opera singers, will have you screaming “encore.”



With over 6,000 singers from 45 countries ‘Couch Choir’ dedicated David Bowie’s “Heroes” to all those on the frontline.


Take Me to the World-

In a recent live broadcast celebrating Stephen Sondheim’s 90th Birthday produced by, Broadway pit musicians collaborated virtually to showcase the “Overture” from Merrily We Roll Along.


Somewhere Over the Rainbow-

Local schools are embracing the digital world as teachers try to impact students without being in the classroom or rehearsal hall.


Here Comes the Sun-

Even independent student groups like Soulfege in Millburn, New Jersey have found ways to create beautiful music, together, from the safety of their own homes.


Little Stream-

Boy choirs have been around for centuries, but never quite like this.


You Will be Found-

James Corden wraps up his “Home Fest” show with some words on the range of emotions he’s felt while in quarantine. James introduces original Evan Hansen, Ben Platt, along with cast members from the current Broadway and national touring companies of Dear Evan Hansen with a virtual rendition of “You Will Be Found.”

Have you participated in a virtual choir or orchestra?  Send your links to to be considered for a future story.

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