Dot Mitzvah Posted almost 3 years ago If you were a member of Virtual Choir, Eric Whitacre's incredible global collaboration please share your story & journey with us & the world I've been singing all my life, and in choirs for the majority of that time. "Sleep" has personal significance due to a college performance. A dear friend of mine was in the bass section and I was in the first soprano section. We would always look at each other and burst into laughter during rehearsals. It really made choir worth attending (moreso than the required attendance from being a music major). This dear, beautiful friend took his own life in 2003. I remember being in my house after his funeral, scrubbing the bathroom floor while listening to music, and sobbing, my face soaking the tiles, when "Sleep" came on. I could only think, "Man, he was always so loud at this point", and how I'd give anything to have him back in my life. I dedicated my performance (under "NorahCam" on youtube) to my dear friend Matthew, and know that had he been alive, he would have been all over this phenomenon.