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. The programme will include some of my recent works, like “Allelulia” and “The City and the Sea” as well as some of my back catalogue, including “When David… continued
Next month I’ll be giving a two day workshop for singers. We will prepare a number of my pieces (and works by other composers) and will perform them in a concert in the Munich Philharmonie, December 9th 2012, 7:30pm. The first half of that concert will feature my own group, The Eric Whitacre Singers, performing our… continued
A preview of one of the tracks we recorded yesterday, a newly composed piece for choir and organ called The Chelsea Carol. (Original Latin text by the great Charles Anthony Silvestri). Decca will release it (and others) in early December. Woo hoo! Join the e-list and to be notified as soon as… continued
I had a thought yesterday while conducting the Soaring Leap workshop in Dallas: by the time my career is over I will have looked directly into the eyes of hundreds of thousands of people, maybe millions, all while we are performing together or meeting afterwards. These moments are so personal, so intimate, so HUMAN… continued
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