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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

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August 22, 2014

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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 exaples of what can be acheived through committed collaborations within informal… continued

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August 19, 2014

iTunes Festival at London’s Roundhouse, 17th September

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

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August 11, 2014

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July 31, 2014

Virtual Youth Choir film now live

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.  

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July 24, 2014

BBC Proms Extra, Saturday 26 July

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.

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July 24, 2014

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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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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