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Concert ReviewsFebruary 25, 2019

People’s World reviews The Sacred Veil

“The Sacred Veil may be the single most important musical contribution in our time, perhaps in any time, to a non-religious, as well as non-political—perhaps we might say non-teleological understanding of death and loss. Its length and difficulty may preclude it from inclusion in your average funeral, but to experience it in performance with 40… continued

FeaturesFebruary 21, 2019

Bruzz TV: In rehearsal with the Brussels Philharmonic

A film crew from Bruzz TV went behind the scenes in rehearsal with Eric and the Brussels Philharmonic. Watch the musicians rehearse Deep Field followed by an interview with Eric ahead of the performances on February 21 and 22.

FeaturesFebruary 20, 2019

“Creating Virtual Choir 5 for Deep Field” – J.W. Pepper Blog

“Voices from 120 countries unite in one of the most powerful moments in composer Eric Whitacre’s film Deep Field. After the viewer travels through the cosmos via a stunning array of Hubble Space Telescope images, the time comes to return to Earth. At that moment, 8,000 voices ring out above Whitacre’s moving orchestra music. They represent… continued

Short EditorialFebruary 15, 2019

Cultural Attaché Blog: Eric discusses The Sacred Veil

Ahead of the premiere of his new work – The Sacred Veil, Eric spoke to Craig L Byrd of Cultural Attaché about writing with dear friend and poet Tony Silvestri and dealing with grief. Read the full article on

In The NewsAugust 02, 2018

Eric rejoins Bel Canto Choir Vilnius

Presenting the final two concerts of the ‘Open to the World’ concert series, Eric joins Bel Canto Choir and talented guest artists  at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic for a programme featuring works and arrangements by Whitacre including Fly to Paradise,  Lux Aurumque, Glow and Hurt, as well as the first performances of the revised version of The Boy Who Laughed at… continued

In The NewsJuly 29, 2018

Review: Big Sing California, LA Times

California’s largest mass sing – Big Sing California on Saturday July 21 – inspired thousands of singers across the state to join together in song. Margaret Ecker wrote of her experience: But what exactly comprised the awesomeness? I couldn’t stop thinking about it, trying to figure it out. To say that deep breathing calmed our… continued

In The NewsJune 01, 2018

Feature: 1843 magazine

Eric’s sacred choral music is the focus of this article in The Economist’s June/July 1843 magazine. Read the full piece here.

Concert ReviewsJanuary 17, 2018

TulsaWorld, Review of Tulsa Symphony Concert

“Whitacre works in a variety of forms, but he is best known for his choral music, and Saturday’s concert, which Whitacre conducted with minimalist grace, featured pieces that employed the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus in ways both conventional and purely atmospheric.” Read the full review on

Concert ReviewsJune 27, 2017

LA Times reviews the Los Angeles Master Chorale’s ‘Lux Aeterna’ concert

“Yet the most dramatic and interesting composition of the five was artist-in-residence Eric Whitacre’s “I Fall,” a West Coast premiere and part of a larger work-in-progress, “The Sacred Veil.” As led by Whitacre, “I Fall” had the voices sliding upward in microtones, then downward ever so slightly, eventually falling deep into the bass section as… continued

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