Just announced: Eric will premiere four new pieces with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May 2015. Read about the early stages of composing Deep Field on his blog. WHITACRE Lux Aurumque (orchestral) (World Premiere) NEWMAN Blow It Up, Start Again COPLAND Quiet City BRYANT Ecstatic Waters (World Premiere) WHITACRE/Newman Godzilla Eats Las… continued
I’m working on a big new piece for choir and orchestra, which will be premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in May. Thought some of you might like to see what the process looks like in the early stages. I’ve been planning/conceiving the work for several months now but still haven’t written a… continued
Check out Eric answering some of your questions…
Fresh from their performance at iTunes Festival, Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers are returning to Union Chapel for an evening of beautiful choral music. Eric Whitacre & the Eric Whitacre Singers 5 March 2015 | 7:45pm Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD Tickets: £25 + booking fee Concessions: £15… continued
The sheet music for the soprano and piano arrangement of Goodnight Moon is now in print and available to purchase from MusicRoom. Somewhere around reading number 500 of Goodnight Moon I began hearing little musical fragments as I read, and over time those fragments began to blossom into a simple, sweet lullaby. I… continued
Following his collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale in April 2014, Eric returns to Orchestra Hall for 3 performances on 8-10 May 2015. The programme, with a focus on contemporary American composers, includes Eric’s ‘Lux Aurumque’ for strings, Jonathan Newman’s ‘Blow it Up, Start Again’, Copland’s ‘Quiet City’ and Steven Bryant’s ‘Ecstatic Waters’. Visit the… continued
Just occurred to me that the band version of Lux Aurumque and the new choral version (Lux Nova) could be performed together seamlessly. The choir would just need to sing a half step up. Dying to know what this sounds like!
Tickets are now on sale for Eric’s concert with Reznonans at the incredible ZORLU concert hall in Istanbul on 8 November 2014. The programme will include some of Eric’s own pieces including Lux Aurumque and Cloudburst as well as Edwin London’s arrangement of Bach’s Come Sweet Death. Eric Whitacre & Rezonans 8 November 2014, 8pm
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.
As part of the BBC Singers 90th Anniversary celebrations, an interview with Eric will be aired around 9:45pm BST on BBC Radio 3 after Live in Concert. Eric worked with the choir earlier this year culminating in a performance at one of London’s newest venues, Milton Court. UK-based listeners can hear the clip… continued
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
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