EVENT CANCELLED. Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe
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EVENT CANCELLED. Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe

Eric Whitacre

Due to the public health concerns with the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the government ban on non-Australian citizens flying to Australia, Monash University is cancelling The Sacred Veil concert.

Monash University is taking the necessary precautions to protect the wellbeing of the community and our patrons – this is our number one priority. We apologise for the inconvenience and disappointment caused by the cancellation and we look forward to seeing everyone later in the year.

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Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe is a new film that celebrates NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and its discovery of the Deep Field.

Created by Eric Whitacre in collaboration with Music Productions, the Space Telescope Science Institute and 59 Productions, the film centres on the Deep Field image: a photograph created by Hubble when it was positioned to capture a small, dark area of space during an 11-day exposure. What it revealed was an image containing over 3000 galaxies, each one composed of hundreds of billions of stars.

Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of our Universe contains Hubble’s original imagery, including never-seen fly-bys of galaxies, alongside animations; taking viewers on an unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the edges of our universe.

The score is by Whitacre and includes his new Virtual Choir (VC5) featuring more than 8000 singers from 120 countries across the world. Recorded in early 2019, VC5 unites scientists, a former astronaut, Hubble employees and singers alike. Produced by composer John Powell, the score was recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eric Whitacre Singers.

This event is free. The 30-minute film plays on rotation, and the audience can drop in any time between 1.00pm and 7.00pm.

Join Eric Whitacre for the Australian premiere of The Sacred Veil on Wednesday 8 or Thursday 9 April and also at his exclusive choral workshop on Tuesday 7 April.

Image credit: Deep Field.

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