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RadioSeptember 22, 2014

CBC Choral Connections

Eric Whitacre is probably the world’s top choral composer right now. And with good reason. His music is full of rich, satisfying harmonies. It’s fun to sing, and not all that difficult, so it can make even an amateur choir sound rich and full. Beyond his work as a composer, Whitacre is a community builder…. continued

TVJuly 28, 2014

BBC Proms Extra, Saturday 26th July 2014

Eric appeared on BBC Proms Extra alongside pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Presenter Katie Derham lead the discussion of Elgar’s The Kingdom and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. The programme was broadcast on BBC2 at 8:45pm BST and is available on iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast. For more information and to watch… continued

Concert ReviewsJuly 14, 2014

SWR TV Broadcast and Interview

Following Eric’s performance with the Eric Whitacre Singers in Koblenz, Germany on 13th July, SWR TV featured footage from the rehearsal and concert as part of their weekly Sunday night news. You can watch the broadcast on the SWR website. The relevant clip is “Landesschau aktuell – 19:45 -Landesschau aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz | 13.7.2014,… continued

Short EditorialApril 23, 2014

Choral Composer “Rock Star” Impacts Area Singers

For a choral singer, there is perhaps no bigger thrill than performing for the composer of the piece of music you’re singing. Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers and the Wingate University Singers had that once-in-a lifetime opportunity in early April with renowned composer, conductor and Grammy Award-winning musician, Eric Whitacre. Read the article in full on the Charlotte Viewpoint… continued

Concert ReviewsApril 15, 2014

Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minnesota Orchestra Concert Review, April 2014

“The last pieces on the program were more rarely heard gems: Whitacre’s miniature cello concerto,The River Cam (played with heft and heart-strumming delivery by Anthony Ross), and two selections from Whitacre’s choral work in-progress, Songs of Immortality. These last two selections, loaded with intense emotion and the special vibrancy of new works, showed deeper aspects of the… continued

Concert ReviewsApril 11, 2014

Pioneer Press: Eric Whitacre joins Minnesota Orchestra in fine collaboration

“Whitacre demonstrated that his gifts for the voice could translate well to the sound of a string orchestra: An arrangement of his breakthrough 1995 choral work, “Water Night,” was hypnotic, while his cello concerto, “The River Cam” (commissioned by cellist Julian Lloyd Webber), was made powerful by the deeply emotional performance of cellist Anthony Ross,… continued

FeaturesApril 07, 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune, April 5 2014

Prior to his week-long residency with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale, Eric spoke to the Minneapolis Star Tribune about his inspiration and upcoming performances. Eric will take to the stage of Orchestra Hall on 10 & 11 April 2014 alongside Minnesota Orchestra, Minnesota Chorale and award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann. Read the full article on… continued

Concert ReviewsMarch 25, 2014

The Upcoming reviews Reimagine at Union Chapel

“The atmospheric grandeur of the Union Chapel’s Victorian-gothic congregation hall was the most befitting setting for the unusual, and very beautiful, choral harmonies of the Eric Whitacre Singers on Monday night.” Read the full article on The Upcoming’s website.