Eric brings his professional choir to St. John’s Smith Square in two performances of his brand-new piece – The Sacred Veil. Premiered at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in February, this 12-movement work written with poet, lyricist and long-time collaborator, Charles Anthony Silvestri, tells the true story of love, life, loss and the search for solace. The Sacred Veil received unprecedented acclaim from the media, concert-goers and the artists following its premiere, and is Eric’s most extensive choral work to date.
Eric Whitacre and Charles Anthony Silvestri will participate in a pre-concert talk before each performance. The concerts will open with two of Eric Whitacre’s most loved works, Lux Aurumque and Leonardo Dreams of his Flying Machine.
VIP Tickets include exclusive access to rehearsal, a private meet-and-greet with Charles Anthony Silvestri, a signed programme and priority seating for the pre-concert talk and concert. VIP Ticketholders will be emailed with more information 14 days before the event.
“We have partnered with the charity, Maggie’s, for these two London concerts. Maggie’s offers free practical and emotional support for all people living with cancer, and their loved ones. The work they do is truly incredible. They have 23 beautifully designed centers across the UK & abroad and are opening 2 more this year. They also have an online community if you aren’t able to make it to a center. They are continuously expanding to share their experience and knowledge with cancer support centers and groups around the world. We’ll be hosting a bucket collection after each concert in October and there will be representatives from Maggie’s so you can find out more about what phenomenal work they’re doing.” Eric