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July 22, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Behind the Scenes at TED Live 2013

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

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July 14, 2014

SWR TV Broadcast and Interview

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

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July 02, 2014

Concert in Koblenz, Germany – 13th July 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

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June 27, 2014

Creativity & Connection – The Humanism of Technology

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.

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June 16, 2014

Footage from the Kennedy Center and Raise it Up: Anthem for America

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

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June 12, 2014

Rhapsody App Launch

The Rhapsody Project, of which Eric is honored to be an ambassador, has just launched a new app as part of their hospital patient rehabilitation programme. This app aims to motivate patients in their rehabilitation through visual art and music. The Rhapsody Project draws on the body of research that looks at how music can impact… continued

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June 09, 2014

2292 singers representing 80 countries join our first-ever Virtual Youth Choir

Submissions for our first-ever Virtual Youth Choir have now closed having received an overwhelming 2292 videos from singers representing 80 countries across the globe. Over 6,500 singers aged 18 and under signed up to the project to join together and to put children first. The film, created in association with UNICEF, will be premiered at the Glasgow… continued

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June 05, 2014

Choral parts for Equus now available

The choral parts for Equus are now available for performance from MusicSales. At the Midwest Band and Orchestra convention in 1996, Gary Green approached me about a possible commission for his wind ensemble at the University of Miami. I accepted, and the commission formally began July 1st, 1997. Two years… continued

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June 03, 2014

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June 03, 2014

5 days left to submit to the Virtual Youth Choir

With only 5 days before the submission deadline for the Virtual Youth Choir, we have over 5,000 sign ups from 88 countries. Video submissions are increasing hourly and we already have nearly 700 singers representing 38 countries. View the VYC map to see if your country is already represented.

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May 28, 2014

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Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor on Decca/Universal, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, reaped unanimous five star reviews and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts within a week of release... view full bio