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Eric Whitacre

Composer, Conductor, Lecturer

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.

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August 11, 2014

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July 25, 2014

Resources for composers

My friend Tim Davies is a world-class orchestrator. (He’s worked on all kinds of big films). His blog is an invaluable resource for composers, arrangers and orchestrators. www.debreved.com

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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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Latest News

August 29, 2014

Can singing with others improve your health?

On September 10, Eric will open a symposium in London focused on music and health; Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health. Hosted by the Royal College of Music, contributors from leading institutions around the world will gather together to present findings from recent scientific research on the value of group singing for wellbeing… continued

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August 22, 2014

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August 19, 2014

Virtual Choir 3 featured in new textbook

Lucila Carvalho and Peter Goodyear have featured the Virtual Choir as the subject of  their article, “Sharing Experiences of Singing Together Apart” as part of a new textbook, The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks. “There have been several Virtual Choir projects and they provide compelling exaples of what can be acheived through committed collaborations within informal… continued

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August 19, 2014

iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse, 17th September

Eric will take to the stage of London’s Roundhouse on 17th September as part of the incredible 30-day long iTunes Festival. He’ll be joined on stage by the Eric Whitacre Singers and special guests still to be announced. The programme, Reimagine, will explore the boundaries of genre and form with music from chant to pop and… continued

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August 11, 2014

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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