The Sidney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health has just held its most recent Symposium: Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health, in partnership with the Royal College of Music and attended by over 200 people. Read the full press release of the University of Cantebury’s website.
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
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
With a bonus fact included… Read the article on the MPR site
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
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
“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
“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
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
“Davidson’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’s ‘Hurt’, made popular by Johnny Cash, was particularly astounding. It ranged from delicate to breathtakingly fierce, leaving the audience dumb struck.” Read the full article on the Islington Now website.
“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.
“the talents of his singers, applied to these intricately crafted arrangements, and delivered in the acoustic deliciousness of the Union Chapel, left us open-mouthed” Read the full review on the PSN website.