‘there was a lot of terrific music, much of it quite absorbing, bouncing about in mood from soothing to stimulating, sad to silly. And the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale did exceptional things with all of it.’ Rob Hubbard for the Twin Cities Pioneer Press
‘an especially intriguing and rewarding concert’ ‘At intermission, an audience member said, “This is what all concerts here should be: interesting new music.”’ Michael Anthony for the Minneapolis Star Tribune
For an exclusive preview of Eric’s and Marius Beck’s performance of Wrecking Ball from iTunes Festival, visit Classic FM Online.
“Our favourite dashing-blonde choral conductor and his choir turned guinea pigs in a huge experiment looking at the health benefits of singing in (and even just listening to) a choir. There were electrodes, latex gloves and LOTS of saliva…” Read the full article on Classic FM Online.
Following Eric’s Q&A with students at Stanford University last week, read Leena Yin’s recap of the evening on the Stanford Arts Review website.
NPR’s Here & Now DJ Sessions recently featured a survey on choral music from from older classics, including the late Frank Martin, through to Eric’s Virtual Choir. To listen to the program in full, visit the Here and Now website.
Eric was interviewed by Rick Velotta from the Las Vegas Review Journal during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Nevada. Read the full article on the Las Vegas Review Journal website.
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