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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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August 25, 2015

Live Web Chat – Friday 29 August 12pm PT

Eric will team up with Wiselike for a live web chat at 12pm PT this Friday (29 August). Head on over to pose a question and find out more about Eric’s compositional process, the Virtual Choir and more.

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August 14, 2015

BBC Prom: Watch and listen again

Eric’s BBC Prom will be broadcast on BBC TV at 7:30pm BST today on BBC4. This is your chance to catch the concert in full as well as interviews with Eric and soloists.

The radio broadcast is available to stream, wherever you are in the world, for another 25 days.

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Download the Deep Field app to join the performance during Sunday's Prom

August 04, 2015

Download the Deep Field app to join the performance during Sunday’s Prom

Eric will close Prom 32 on Sunday with a performance of his most recent orchestral composition, Deep Field. Ticketholders are encouraged to download the Deep Field app from the App Store or Google Play to join the performance. When given the downbeat by Eric, you’ll join the orchestra and chorus with electronics via your smartphone speaker.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 12

Midwest Clinic – Juilliard 1996

Chicago, United States

Jan 12

Flemish Radio Choir

Brussels , Belgium

Jan 13

Flemish Radio Choir

brugges, Belgium

Jan 14

Flemish Radio Choir

Ghent, Belgium

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  • Happy 50th birthday to my brother from another mother, poet Charles Anthony Silvestri. (Together we have written Sleep, Lux, Nox, Leonardo Dreams, et al). So honored to have been your friend for the past 25 years (!) - here's to the next 50!

  • Los Angeles, Tuesday afternoon.

  • Los Angeles, Monday afternoon.

  • Los Angeles, Thursday afternoon.

  • With two of my greatest mentors, John Corigliano and Stephen Schwartz.

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Recordings

Eric Whitacre Singers Live at Union Chapel

Eric Whitacre Singers Live at Union Chapel

Recorded live at Union Chapel, London, this EP features the very first choral piece written by Eric. Go Lovely Rose was written as a gift for David Weiller, Director of Choral Studies…

Eric Whitacre Live at iTunes Festival 2014

Eric Whitacre Live at iTunes Festival 2014

Featuring award-winning professional choir the Eric Whitacre Singers, legendary film composer Hans Zimmer, Grammy® Award-winning Hila Plitmann, and rising star Marius Beck.

Enjoy the Silence

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, This Marriage – a setting of a Rumi text.

Fly to Paradise

Fly to Paradise

Fly to Paradise, taken from Eric’s musical Paradise Lost, is the feature track of Virtual Choir 4 featuring over 8000 voices from 101 countries.

Water Night

Water Night

Water Night features seven world premiere recordings and includes performances by the Eric Whitacre Singers, the London Symphony Orchestra, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and soprano Hila Plitmann.

The Chelsea Carol

The Chelsea Carol

A beautiful coupling of Eric’s Christmas piece The Chelsea Carol and Guillaume Dufay’s Ave Maris Stella.

Light & Gold

Light & Gold

Light & Gold was released in 2010 and became the no.1 Classical Album in the US and UK charts within a week, received unanimous five star reviews, 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.

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Virtual Youth Choir

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

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

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

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

Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

Launched at the Lincoln Center, New York in a live online webcast and revealed on YouTube in April 2012; then mastered for bespoke audio-visual installations. It received an amazing 3746 videos from 73 countries.

Virtual Choir 2: Sleep

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

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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