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 exaples of what can be acheived through committed collaborations within informal… continued
August 19, 2014
August 19, 2014
Eric will take to the stage of London’s Roundhouse on 17th September as part of the incredible 30-day long iTunes Festival. He’ll be joined on stage by the Eric Whitacre Singers and special guests still to be announced. The programme, Reimagine, will explore the boundaries of genre and form with music from chant to pop and… continued
July 31, 2014
The Virtual Youth Choir video is now live at virtualyouthchoir.com. This taggable video allows you to search for individual singers and share the moment on social media. The VYC, in partnership with UNICEF, premiered at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and helped to raise over £3.5 million for UNICEF.
July 24, 2014
Eric will appear on BBC Proms Extra this Saturday discussing the first few Proms of 2014. The programme will be broadcast on BBC2 at 8:45pm BST and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast. For more information and to watch the programme, visit the BBC website.
July 24, 2014
Starting with a video of the film from the dress rehearsal… Eric on stage with the Virtual Youth Choir and the National Youth Choir of Scotland. Broadcast footage (US only). We will be posting a broadcast clip available in all countries as soon as we have it. Broadcast footage (UK only) on… continued
July 22, 2014
The Virtual Youth Choir, in association with UNICEF, will premiere at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday 23rd July. The event will be broadcast live and webcast. Eric will conduct the Virtual Youth Choir of 2292 singers from 80 countries across the world and the National Youth Choir of Scotland in front… continued
July 17, 2014
Check out this video from the live Virtual Choir at TED 2013. Eric conducted a 100 person-strong live choir on the TED stage plus a live Virtual Choir of 30 people, performing live from 28 countries around the globe. Each of the Virtual Choir streamed live through Skype in real-time on the main stage large… continued
July 14, 2014
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
July 02, 2014
Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers will visit Koblenz, Germany to perform at Rhein-Mosel-Halle as part of the RheinVokal Music Festival. The programme will feature some of Eric’s older pieces including ‘Sleep‘ and ‘Lux Aurumque‘, as well as some newer arrangements such as ‘Hurt’ and ‘Enjoy the Silence’…. continued
June 27, 2014
Recently Eric was honored to be invited to give the closing speech at OCTO Technology’s USI conference (Unexpected Sources of Inspiration) in Paris. The conference brings together great thinkers and opinion leaders to exchange ideas, draw inspiration, and discuss the digital transformation of our society. Watch Eric’s talk in full on YouTube.
June 16, 2014
Footage is now available online from Eric’s appearances in Washington DC. On June 13, Eric appeared on the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center with poet, historian and friend Charles Anthony Silvestri and Philedelphia-based choir The Crossing for an hour-long event of conversation and performance. Singers in the audience and online were invited to join the… continued