Eric Whitacre and His Virtual Choir

I first heard of Eric Whitacre two days ago when we heard a choir perform his Five Hebrew Love Songs, written by Whitacre’s wife, Hila Plitmann.  It was incredibly touching, poignant, haunting.  So, I checked him out and discovered his virtual choir.  Never heard of a virtual choir?  Well, check this out!

And listen to Eric’s TED Talk here:


Some Amazing Films Recently Viewed (Old, New, and Foreign)

Since we don’t watch TV, we watch a huge variety of films.  Here are a few I have really liked.  Films that got me thinking.  They are listed in no particular order.

1) Judgment at Nuremberg

2) Moon

3) The Intouchables  (French with English subtitles)çois-Cluzet/dp/B0087IT8FK/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1416799534&sr=1-2&keywords=the+intouchables

4) Monsieur Lazhar  (French with English subtitles)

5) The Women on the 6th Floor  (Spanish with English subtitles)

6) Leaving on the 15th Spring  (Japanese with English subtitles)

7) Late Spring  (Japanese with English subtitles)

8) The Promise

This film is about the birth of Israel as a nation.  Not to be confused with the romantic film with the same title.

9) The Lives of Others  (German with English subtitles)

10) For Greater Glory

11) NO  (Spanish with English subtitles)

12) Touching the Void

The Greatest Speech Ever Made

Watch Charlie Chaplin deliver this amazing speech in The Great Dictator!