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August 29, 2012 at 10:15 pm UTC

BBC Proms

Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom

Eric conducts the Eric Whitacre Singers, the BBC Singers, and guests Ensemble Bash, Hila Plitmann and Imogen Heap in a late night Prom. Broadcast live on the BBC.

Warm-Up (Bernstein)
Alleluia (Whitacre)
Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine (Whitacre)
Bach Again (arr. E. London)
Higher, Faster, Stronger (Whitacre, World Premiere)
The Listening Chair (Heap, arr. E. Whitacre)
Three Spirituals (arr. M. Hogan)
Goodnight Moon (Whitacre)
Cloudburst (Whitacre)
Sleep (Whitacre)

View photos from the concert in the Photo Gallery.

Eric wrote a new piece, “Higher, Faster, Stronger”, which was premiered at the Proms.

‘The title, Higher, Faster, Stronger is derived from the Olympic motto, Citius, Altius, Fortius. To embody these powerful words into my composition, the massed voices of 56 professional singers were split into three choirs: Higher Choir, Faster Choir, Stronger Choir, creating the impression that the choirs are racing and competing throughout the piece.’ Eric Whitacre

 

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