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Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

October 01, 2014

Eric leads composition masterclass at Royal College of Music (London)

Today Eric strengthens his connection with the Royal College of Music (London) and its students with a composition masterclass, free to all, taking place in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.  Following a short opening presentation from Eric, questions will be welcomed from the audience.

September 22, 2014

Choral Connections on CBC Radio

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

September 17, 2014

Eric’s iTunes Festival Performance Live Streamed Tonight

See Eric live at iTunes Festival tonight (Wednesday 17 September) at 7:45pm GMT+1 | 2:45pm EST | 10:45am PST. He will be joined by one of the world’s most successful and accomplished composers, Hans Zimmer, Grammy award-winning soprano Hila Plitmann and exceptional new talent Marius Beck. The programme ‘Reimagine’, includes the world-premiere of Lux Nova (Lux… continued

September 12, 2014

Lux Nova Sheet Music Now Available

Lux Nova, a reimagined version of Lux Aurumque, is now available for purchase and performance. The piece will be premiered at iTunes Festival on 17 September. A few years after I composed Lux Aurumque I began work on a musical called Paradise Lost. The central theme of the story is about an angel without wings… continued

September 10, 2014

Hans Zimmer to join Eric at iTunes Festival

Multi-Grammy award-winning composer Hans Zimmer will join Eric at the 2014 iTunes Festival on 17 September. The programme, Reimagine, will also feature singer songwriter Marius Beck and soprano Hila Plitmann. Visit itunes.com/festival to apply for free tickets to the concert or watch the live broadcast via iTunes on 17 September.

BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Friday September 5th

September 04, 2014

BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Friday September 5th

Tomorrow, Friday September 5th, Eric will be appearing on BBC Radio 3 as part of the In Tune program. He will be talking with Sean Rafferty alongside Professor Stephen Clift about an upcoming symposium on recent advances in the Science of Singing, Well-being and Health, which will be hosted at the… continued

August 29, 2014

Can singing with others improve your health?

On September 10, Eric will open a symposium in London focused on music and health; Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health. Hosted by the Royal College of Music, contributors from leading institutions around the world will gather together to present findings from recent scientific research on the value of group singing for wellbeing… continued

August 19, 2014

Virtual Choir 3 featured in new textbook

Lucila Carvalho and Peter Goodyear have featured the Virtual Choir as the subject of their article, “Sharing Experiences of Singing Together Apart” as part of a new textbook, The Architecture of Productive Learning Networks. “There have been several Virtual Choir projects and they provide compelling examples of what can be achieved through committed collaborations within informal… continued

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