Wednesday evening, Ragazzi’s Concert Group and Young Men’s Ensemble both had very successful rehearsals with about 50 boys each, using JackTrip Virtual Studio. This was the first time many of these boys have been able to sing together in several months. It may have also been the largest group to ever sing together over the Internet. It was especially meaningful for me, because my son Sam was one of those boys.
Here is a clip of Concert Group & Choral Scholars singing “Seal Lullaby”
With this milestone complete, many new ones lie ahead. Next week, we will be attempting to have 100 boys sing together. There is a lot that can be done to improve the core technology and interface. And perhaps most importantly, I want to help as many musicians as possible have the same experience of being able to perform together again.
For those who don’t know, I’ve left my day job to help build the JackTrip Foundation. What began for me as a curious hobby has grown into a full-time volunteer passion. And I’m loving every minute of it.