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Eric Whitacre

Composer, Conductor, Lecturer

Virtual Youth Choir

Virtual Youth Choir

In association with UNICEF and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Check it out at virtualyouthchoir.com!

Kennedy Center with Charles Anthony Silvestri and The Crossing

Kennedy Center with Charles Anthony Silvestri and The Crossing

Watch the webcast on the Kennedy Center website

The Seal Lullaby for Brass Band

The Seal Lullaby for Brass Band

Arranged by Paul Sharman now available from Studio Music

Minnesota Orchestra

Minnesota Orchestra

Eric’s concert with the Minnesota Orchestra & Minnesota Chorale on Friday 11th April broadcast live on MPR.

New Sheet Music Available

New Sheet Music Available

Sainte-Chapelle for SSATB is now available to purchase in Europe and will be available in the US very soon. Watch this space…

 

Psalm 137 "By the Waters of Babylon"

Psalm 137 "By the Waters of Babylon"

Eric’s newest piece, a setting of Psalm 137 written for David Skinner and the Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, was premiered in the College Chapel on 16 November.

Eric & Stephen Schwartz

Eric & Stephen Schwartz

Eric and Stephen took to the stage of New York’s Lincoln Center for a performance with Broadway soloist Ashley Brown.

Buckingham Palace Performance

Buckingham Palace Performance

Virtual Choir 4 “Fly To Paradise” premiered in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as part of the Coronation Festival. Eric conducted the 8,409-voice strong Virtual Choir, the Bach Choir and soloist Hila Plitmann. See the photos.

Blog

July 23, 2014

VYC Premieres Tonight

Tonight, the Virtual Youth Choir premieres at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. I can’t tell you how incredible it looks on the giant 1000m sq screen that spans Celtic Park stadium.  VYC-ers, you look and sound AWESOME. The event is being broadcast and webcast around the world. The ceremony begins at 9pm… continued

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June 27, 2014

Awards

I don’t place too much importance on awards, but composer Thomas Newman has been nominated for an Oscar twelve times and has never won. That is a crime.

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June 18, 2014

Daniel Keyes

Daniel Keyes, author of ‘Flowers For Algernon’, has died at age 86. An extraordinary book that was just a part of his fine catalogue.

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June 07, 2014

There’s Treasure Everywhere

Fun fact: I nearly called my band piece “Noisy Wheels of Joy” “There’s Treasure Everywhere” as tribute to my all-time favorite comic. Changed it only because I want to save that tribute for a more substantial work.

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May 18, 2014

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Latest News

July 24, 2014

BBC Proms Extra, Saturday 26 July

Eric will appear on BBC Proms Extra this Saturday discussing the first few Proms of 2014. The programme will be broadcast on BBC2 at 8:45pm BST and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast. For more information and to watch the programme, visit the BBC website.

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July 24, 2014

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July 22, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Behind the Scenes at TED Live 2013

Check out this video from the live Virtual Choir at TED 2013. Eric conducted a 100 person-strong live choir on the TED stage plus a live Virtual Choir of 30 people, performing live from 28 countries around the globe. Each of the Virtual Choir streamed live through Skype in real-time on the main stage large… continued

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July 14, 2014

SWR TV Broadcast and Interview

Following Eric’s performance with the Eric Whitacre Singers in Koblenz, Germany on 13th July, SWR TV featured footage from the rehearsal and concert as part of their weekly Sunday night news. You can watch the broadcast on the SWR website. The relevant clip is “Landesschau aktuell – 19:45 -Landesschau aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz | 13.7.2014,… continued

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About Eric

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... view full bio