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Within two years of their formation, the Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of our day. View full bio...

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March 25, 2014

Reviews: Reimagine at Union Chapel

Last night, the Eric Whitacre Singers took to the stage with Eric and special guests artists including Laura Mvula, Ksenija Sidorova, Marius Beck and Joby Burgess for a night of reimagined music. “the talents of his singers [the Eric Whitacre Singers], applied to these intricately crafted arrangements, and delivered in the acoustic deliciousness of the… continued

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February 20, 2014

Rhein Vokal Festival, Koblenz, 13 July 2014

We will perform at the 2014 RheinVokal Music Festival in the Rhein-Mosel-Halle in Koblenz, Germany on 13th July 2014. Singers are invited to attend a workshop on 12th July to work with Eric on ‘Lux Aurumque’, ‘Sleep’ and ‘The Seal Lullaby’ and then join us on stage for the concert. Further details for the workshop… continued

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January 27, 2014

Newbury Spring Festival 15 May 2014

We’re delighted to announce that we will perform in the beautiful setting of Douai Abbey as part of Newbury Spring Festival 2014. Booking opens on March 6th Whitacre: Oculi Omnium Whitacre: Alleluia Whitacre: Lux Aurumque Whitacre: Nox Aurumque Duruflé: Ubi Caritas Martin: Sanctus Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle Whitacre: Three Flower Songs Britten: Five Flower Songs Whitacre: Three… continued

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January 13, 2014

Reimagine at Union Chapel, March 24 2014

Join us for an evening of reimagined music. Eric will explore the boundaries of genre and form with music from chant to pop and rock and beyond. Eric Whitacre – Reimagine Eric Whitacre Singers & Special Guests 24 March 2014, 7:30pm Union Chapel, Compton Ave, London N1 2XD General Admission: £22.50 + booking fee Concessions: £12.00… continued

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November 11, 2013

New Release: Enjoy the Silence

Today marks the release of Eric’s new EP Enjoy The Silence featuring the Eric Whitacre Singers. The EP is the first to be released on vinyl and features Eric’s 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… continued

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September 17, 2013

EWS to perform Arvo Pärt’s Passio in Hamburg on 31st October

The Eric Whitacre Singers, conducted by Eric, will perform Arvo Pärt’s Passio (Johannespassion) with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful Großer Saal in Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle on 31st October. Thursday 31 October 2013 | 19.30 | Laeiszhalle, Great Hall Tickets 8 to 42 € For more information and to buy tickets, click continued

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Reviews

"In a word, faultless. Whether it's the Eric Whitacre Singers, the ex-National Youth Choir of Great Britain singing of Laudibus, or The King's Singers, it's all spot on: tuning, vocal blend, articulation of text, or shaping and colouring of phrases."

Classic FM Magazine on Light & Gold

"Five Hebrew Love Songs show the superlative qualities of the composer's newly formed Eric Whitacre Singers."

BBC Music Magazine

"Superlative and compelling performances"

Gramophone

"Their collective intonation is stunning, and they sing with conviction and enjoyment."

Gramophone

"technical and expressive excellence"

BBC Music Magazine

"soupily addictive and beautifully sung"

The Observer

"The singing is just perfect: pure, light, tender, with gossamer-weighted ornamentations."

Classic FM Magazine

"The burgeoning crescendo which opens "i thank You God" is one of many other examples of the EW Singers' technical and expressive excellence."

BBC Music Magazine

"[Eric] obtains the best possibly blend from his eponymous Singers"

Gramophone

"passages of shimmering clarity gave way to a crescendo of pealing, free-falling harmonies"

The Daily Telegraph

"...clean voices and secure pitch"

The Times

Photo Gallery

With Eric Whitacre at Union Chapel, Islington, London With Eric Whitacre and  the King's Singers at St Silas Church, Kentish Town, London Classic Brit Awards (ITV Television), Royal Albert Hall, London Live performance at the launch event for  Light & Gold With Eric Whitacre at Cadogan Hall. Photo by Giorgia Bertazzi. Photo by A. Michaelis Photo by A. Michaelis