“Classical music is the heart and soul of the original Giving Thanks. This year features a tribute to Bach, including Simone Dinnerstein; Eric Whitacre’s gorgeous setting of e.e. cumming’s i thank You God for most this amazing day; and Dawn Upshaw sings Maria Schneider’s breathtaking new setting of Winter Morning Walks by Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who introduces the… continued
November 28, 2013
November 26, 2013
It’s your chance to put your questions to Eric as part of the Wednesday Web Chat with Tim Lihoreau on Classic FM. The chat will take place live at 9am GMT on Wednesday 27th November. Visit the Classic FM website to follow the chat stream and ask Eric a question.
November 26, 2013
Eric recently took part in a new Skype initiative, “Skype in the Classroom”, connecting with the students of Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, South Carolina for a discussion of poetry and inspiration. For more information about this new initiative, visit the Skype in the Classroom website.
November 25, 2013
Eric spoke at The Marketing Society’s Annual Conference on Thursday 21 November in the beautiful Royal Opera House in London. You can watch the talk in full on The Marketing Society’s website.
November 19, 2013
Eric’s new piece, “Glow” was performed for the first time by the World of Color Honor Choir at California Adventure® Park on November 14. The Honor Choir, made up of over 700 singers from across America, were selected to be part of the night-time spectacular Winter Dreams show. The piece will be performed each night until January… continued
November 15, 2013
There are only 10 days left to create and submit your entry for the Enjoy The Silence official video to win a huge $4,000. What you create is completely up to you and your interpretation of the piece – just make it your own! For more information visit the Genero TV website.
November 13, 2013
Cambridge News have posted a slideshow of photos from last night’s projection of Virtual Choir 3 “Water Night” on Senate House in Cambridge. You can see the photos on their website. Last week, in the run up to the event, Ella Walker from Cambridge News spoke to Eric about the Virtual Choir and… continued
November 12, 2013
Gramophone Magazine has featured the projection of Virtual Choir 3 at Cambridge Music Festival as their Event of the Month. For the first time, Virtual Choir 3 “Water Night” will be presented outdoors. The video will be projected onto the side of Senate House in the center of Cambridge as part of the Cambridge Music… continued
November 11, 2013
Eric’s new EP Enjoy the Silence is out now! His first release on vinyl, it features his arrangement of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy The Silence and a setting of a Rumi text - This Marriage - written for his wife Hila as a gift on their seventh wedding anniversary. Download from iTunes or purchase the vinyl from… continued
November 06, 2013
Last week Eric visited Hamburg to conduct a workshop and concert with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Eric Whitacre Singers. Singers were invited to come and rehearse with Eric during the afternoon and perform later that evening in the prestigious Laeiszhalle. The program included several of Eric’s pieces including Lux Aurumque… continued
November 04, 2013
In preparation for his concert in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle on 31 October, Eric put out a call for poetry to be read at intervals throughout the concert. The response was overwhelming – over 200 poems were submitted. The choice was tough but Eric whittled it down to six poems and here they are. The Prayer She… continued
October 30, 2013
Eric will conduct an evening of Broadway and Choral blockbusters on 30 March 2014 at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York. The choir, of over 250 singers brought together by Distinguished Concerts International New York, will perform a selection of Eric’s pieces alongside some of the greats from special guest, Broadway legend, Stephen Schwartz…. continued