Which conductor of yester-year do you most wish you could have worked with? What single thing would improve the format of the classical concert? What’s the first record you bought? What do you sing in the shower? Just some of the questions Eric answered in the most recent edition of Facing the Music.
Eric was honored to be a part of one of Instagram’s new @music features. “I spend a lot of time taking photos up – at the sky, at trees, at flowers, at buildings,” Read the article on the Instagram blog.
“With Marius Beck on vocals and the delicate choral backing, what was a strong track and a statement-making music video becomes a nuanced, tender heartbreak of a song.” Read the full article on Entertainment Weekly.
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.
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.
With a bonus fact included… Read the article on the MPR site
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 website.
“He shared his early dream of being a member of Depeche Mode, his obsessive nature with the pieces he’s working on (which right now includes a choral cover of Trent Reznor’s Hurt that we’re excited to hear), and the tonal changes in his work from an idyllic world-view to a more real place. At one point, he… continued
Las Vegas Weekly have included Eric among their list of renowend Las Vegans that have been recognised by the Grammy Awards. Read the full article on the Las Vegas Weekly website.
BBC News March 2011 – Abbey Road launches anthem competition
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