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Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release…
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Four World Premieres for Minnesota Orchestra in May 2015

November 17, 2014

Four World Premieres for Minnesota Orchestra in May 2015

Just announced:  Eric will premiere four new pieces with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May 2015. Read about the early stages of composing Deep Field on his blog. WHITACRE Lux Aurumque (orchestral) (World Premiere) NEWMAN Blow It Up, Start Again COPLAND Quiet City BRYANT Ecstatic Waters (World Premiere) WHITACRE/Newman Godzilla Eats Las… continued

November 14, 2014

The Writing Process in the Early Stages

I’m working on a big new piece for choir and orchestra, which will be premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May. Thought some of you might like to see what the process looks like in the early stages. I’ve been planning/conceiving the work for several months now but still haven’t written a… continued

Union Chapel 5 March 2015 Now On Sale

October 30, 2014

Union Chapel 5 March 2015 Now On Sale

Fresh from their performance at iTunes Festival, Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers are returning to Union Chapel for an evening of beautiful choral music. Eric Whitacre & the Eric Whitacre Singers 5 March 2015 | 7:45pm Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD Tickets: £25 + booking fee Concessions: £15… continued

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Music

Recordings

Enjoy the Silence

This exclusive digital and vinyl EP features Eric's choral cover version of Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. Coupled with Enjoy the Silence is one of his own compositions.

Water Night

Water Night is Eric Whitacre's follow up to his Grammy® Award winning album Light & Gold and features seven world premiere recordings.

Light & Gold

Light & Gold was released in 2010 and became the no.1 Classical Album in the US and UK charts within a week, and won a Grammy® in 2012 for Best Choral Performance.

Eric Whitacre Singers

Within two years of their formation, the Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of our day. This professional choir draws in audiences with a wide spectrum of age, interests and backgrounds, performing Monteverdi and Bach to Whitacre, Lauridsen and Britten. They received exceptional and unanimous praise from critics and won a Grammy® award for Best Choral Performance for their debut album, Light & Gold on Decca/Universal.

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Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original.

The Daily Telegraph, London
iTunes Festival 2014

The Virtual Choir

A global phenomenon

The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance.


How did it all start?

The Virtual Choir began in May 2009 as a simple experiment in social media when Britlin Losee – a fan of Eric's music – recorded a video of herself singing 'Sleep' and shared it on YouTube... continued


When is the next one?

The Virtual Choir is run on an individual project basis. There isn't currently a VC in production but subscribe to the mailing list to be one of the first to hear about any new projects.

Virtual Youth Choir

The Virtual Youth Choir, in association with UNICEF, premiered at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday 23rd July. The event was broadcast live on TV and webcast.

World of Color Honor Choir

Disney teamed-up with Eric to produce a song, "Glow", written especially for the World of Color – Winter Dreams show which premiered at Disney California Adventure® Park, Disneyland® Resort in December 2013.

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise Remix

VC4 was always destined to be a remix project, hence the choice of Fly to Paradise with soloists, choir and electronica. So now we’re providing the tracks of the final master for you to create your own audio remix.

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise

Partially funded through Kickstarter, 'Fly to Paradise' includes 8409 videos featuring 5905 singers from 101 countries! It was launched in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as part of the Coronation Festival Gala.

Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

Launched at the Lincoln Center, New York in a live online webcast and revealed on YouTube in April 2012. It received an amazing 3746 videos from 73 countries.

Virtual Choir 2: Sleep

Released in April 2011 and was met with a staggering response, incorporating 2051 singers from 58 countries and from all walks of life, including 9 year olds to senior citizens.

Virtual Choir 1: Lux Aurumque

Launched in March 2010, featuring online performances by 185 singers. It received over 1 million hits in the first two months of its release, and has since been watched by nearly 4 million people.

Woof! (Credit: Marc Royce)

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