By Alan Keary. I can’t get enough of this.
Had a lovely chat with Classic FM presenter Jamie Crick.
Less than a month ago I sent out the call, asking writers and poets to submit works to be read at The Eric Whitacre Singers Christmas concert tonight. Well over 400 submissions, an extraordinary sampling of writing from around the globe: funny, poignant, earnest and heartfelt.
Hundreds of gorgeous poems and essays have been submitted for next week’s concert in London, including this beauty by Sally Goodwin:
Path of the Heart Through Winter
Oh how I long for thee…..
Warmth of the sun spirited us to bliss. The endless hazy days of Summer time.
This Turning from light to… continued
As a special “cyber-Monday” promotion, patrons who buy tickets on or before Wednesday, November 28th are automatically entered to win a chance for they and a guest to attend the private EWS dress rehearsal in their city followed by a special meeting with me. A special meeting, baby!
The Bach Sonata for Solo Violin, BWV 1001. It seems to me that every question regarding performance practice is answered in his elegant, fluid manuscript.
My alma mater, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has kindly given me one of their Alumni of the Year awards. And I was just happy to finally pay off my student loans! ;-)
Here’s the video I sent them to play at their awards ceremony:
VC4 is gonna be EPIC!
On December 6th I’ll lead the Eric Whitacre Singers in a concert of Christmas music at London’s Union Chapel, and weaved through the program there will be four readings. Readers will include two men that I respect and like enormously: James Jolly, Editor in Chief of The Gramophone, and Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge… continued
Announcing the debut US tour of my professional choir, the Eric Whitacre Singers in 2013 – Washington, Philadelphia, Boston and New York.