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Guest Artist Nicki Wells added to the Union Chapel lineup on March 5

January 26, 2015

Guest Artist Nicki Wells added to the Union Chapel lineup on March 5

We’re delighted that British singer-songwriter Nicki Wells will join Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers on March 5 at Union Chapel. The concert will include works by Whitacre, Duruflé, Britten, Paulus & Beal. Tickets are available at unionchapel.org.uk or on 0207 734 8932. Check out Nicki and Nitin Sawhney speak and sing at TEDxSalford. continued

January 26, 2015

Save the Date: Reddit AMA – February 15

Eric will be doing a Reddit AMA on February 15 where he’ll try and answer as many of your questions as possible. More details to be announced soon. 11am PST  |  1pm CST  |  7pm GMT

January 20, 2015

Classic FM Hall of Fame: Voting Now Open

Classic FM are looking to you to vote for the best pieces of music ever written for their annual Hall of Fame. Last year Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending reached the number 1 spot accompanied in the Top 10 by Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (‘Choral’). Visit the Classic FM… continued

January 14, 2015

From Traditional To Virtual Choirs

NPR’s Here & Now DJ Sessions recently featured a survey on choral music from from older classics, including the late Frank Martin, through to Eric’s Virtual Choir. To listen to the program in full, visit the Here and Now website.

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Music

Recordings

Enjoy the Silence

This exclusive digital and vinyl EP features Eric's choral cover version of Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode. Coupled with Enjoy the Silence is one of his own compositions.

Water Night

Water Night is Eric Whitacre's follow up to his Grammy® Award winning album Light & Gold and features seven world premiere recordings.

Light & Gold

Light & Gold was released in 2010 and became the no.1 Classical Album in the US and UK charts within a week, and won a Grammy® in 2012 for Best Choral Performance.

Eric Whitacre Singers

Within two years of their formation, the Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of our day. This professional choir draws in audiences with a wide spectrum of age, interests and backgrounds, performing Monteverdi and Bach to Whitacre, Lauridsen and Britten. They received exceptional and unanimous praise from critics and won a Grammy® award for Best Choral Performance for their debut album, Light & Gold on Decca/Universal.

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Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original.

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The Virtual Choir

A global phenomenon

The Virtual Choir is a global phenomenon, creating a user-generated choir that brings together singers from around the world and their love of music in a new way through the use of technology. Singers record and upload their videos from locations all over the world. Each one of the videos is then synchronised and combined into one single performance.


How did it all start?

The Virtual Choir began in May 2009 as a simple experiment in social media when Britlin Losee – a fan of Eric's music – recorded a video of herself singing 'Sleep' and shared it on YouTube... continued


When is the next one?

The Virtual Choir is run on an individual project basis. There isn't currently a VC in production.

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Virtual Youth Choir

Virtual Youth Choir

The Virtual Youth Choir, in association with UNICEF, premiered at the opening ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on Wednesday 23rd July. The event was broadcast live on TV and webcast.

World of Color Honor Choir

World of Color Honor Choir

Disney teamed-up with Eric to produce a song, "Glow", written especially for the World of Color – Winter Dreams show which premiered at Disney California Adventure® Park, Disneyland® Resort in December 2013.

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise Remix

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise Remix

VC4 was always destined to be a remix project, hence the choice of Fly to Paradise with soloists, choir and electronica. So now we’re providing the tracks of the final master for you to create your own audio remix.

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise

Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise

Partially funded through Kickstarter, 'Fly to Paradise' includes 8409 videos featuring 5905 singers from 101 countries! It was launched in the gardens of Buckingham Palace as part of the Coronation Festival Gala.

Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

Virtual Choir 3: Water Night

Launched at the Lincoln Center, New York in a live online webcast and revealed on YouTube in April 2012; then mastered for bespoke audio-visual installations. It received an amazing 3746 videos from 73 countries.

Virtual Choir 2: Sleep

Virtual Choir 2: Sleep

Released in April 2011 and was met with a staggering response, incorporating 2051 singers from 58 countries and from all walks of life, including 9 year olds to senior citizens.

Virtual Choir 1: Lux Aurumque

Virtual Choir 1: Lux Aurumque

Launched in March 2010, featuring online performances by 185 singers. It received over 1 million hits in the first two months of its release, and has since been watched by nearly 4 million people.

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