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
“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
“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.
“This was a beautiful, witty, engaging performance and I am sure there will be many audience members keen to see Eric Whitacre return to again share his unique talents.” Read the full article on the Stage Whispers website
“Making his Melbourne debut last weekend, Whitacre conducted a program of orchestral and choral music in Monash University’s Robert Blackwood Hall for an audience that was by turns thrilled, delighted, moved and amused, but never less than completely enthralled.” Read the full article on Limelightmagazine.com.au
Utterly beguiling “Overall his show was a delight. The choir sang beautifully, and the orchestra were seamless. Watching Eric Whitacre conduct was mesmerizing: it was like watching some strange bird dance in the wild, with flowing hand gestures and occasional little stamps and backside twists. The beauty of Whitacre is that he was so engaging… continued
“Eric Whitacre is a phenomenon in the music world, a composer of thoughtful and genuinely original choral works which are not only challenging and complex, but also hugely popular.” Read the full review on the Sydney Morning Herald website
“He has a gift of melody; his textures morph smoothly from complete transparency to dense clusters. It’s easy to listen to. But most of all, he has an ear for poetry. He chooses good texts and sets them in good taste.” Read the full review on The Washington Post website