“As Covid-19 has swept the world we’ve become used to seeing musicians in lockdown presenting videos of virtual performances. But for the Grammy-award winning American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre, the idea of a virtual choir is... continued
“Here’s a surprising statistic: According to a survey by Chorus America, one in six Americans, or 54 million people, sing in choral groups, whether that’s community, school and children’s choirs, religious groups or professional... continued
“Whitacre says that improvisational spirit is key to creating his choirs, and he’s grateful that technology can enable great collaborations despite social distancing. “It really speaks to the best of technology,” he says. “This, I think, is the best of the promise of the Internet.”
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How Eric Whitacre Built A Surprisingly Real Online Community In The World’s Largest Virtual Choir
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“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... continued
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.
“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... continued
“In “The Sacred Veil,” Whitacre and the Master Chorale memorably celebrate the precarious beauty of life, offering the welcome consolation of art and a momentary stay against our collective fate.”
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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.
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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... continued