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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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Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

October 16, 2014

Goodnight Moon for soprano and piano now in print

The sheet music for the soprano and piano arrangement of Goodnight Moon is now in print and available to purchase from MusicRoom. Somewhere around reading number 500 of Goodnight Moon I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I… continued

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

October 04, 2014

Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances with the Minnesota Orchestra

Following his collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in April 2014, Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances on 8-10 May 2015. The programme, with a focus on contemporary American composers, includes Eric’s ‘Lux Aurumque’ for strings, Jonathan Newman’s ‘Blow it Up, Start Again’, Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ and Steven Bryant’s ‘Ecstatic Waters’. Visit the… continued

October 03, 2014

Blog: Lux Nova for wind band and choir

Just occurred to me that the band version of Lux Aurumque and the new choral version (Lux Nova) could be performed together seamlessly. The choir would just need to sing a half step up. Dying to know what this sounds like!

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  • Los Angeles, Tuesday afternoon.

  • Los Angeles, Monday morning: a pristine 1975 Bricklin SV-1 gull-wing. Oh man...

  • London, Saturday morning.

  • Lambo? Check. Bugatti Veyron? Check. Rolls Royce? Check. Must be in Knightsbridge.

  • Gloucester Cathedral, Thursday afternoon. I'll be giving a super-cool concert there next July.

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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.

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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.

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