“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
“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.”
Read the full review on the LA Times website.
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... continued
“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 TulsaWorld.com.
“The highlight of the afternoon was Whitacre’s breakthrough choral piece Cloudburst, sung here by the combined forces of the BBC Singers and BBC Symphony Chorus and conducted from memory by Whitacre, spotlit in the... continued
“The highlight of this concert was the premiere of ‘Deep Field’ for which we were required to download an interactive app. Deep Field is inspired by the first images produced by the Hubble Telescope, infinite galaxies... continued
“The quality of the music-making, the ambiance and the involvement of the audience waves a particular flag for the future of contemporary music in many people’s eyes.”
**** review, Bachtrack
‘there was a lot of terrific music, much of it quite absorbing, bouncing about in mood from soothing to stimulating, sad to silly. And the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Chorale did exceptional things with all of it.’
Rob Hubbard for the Twin Cities Pioneer Press
‘an especially intriguing and rewarding concert’
‘At intermission, an audience member said, “This is what all concerts here should be: interesting new music.”’
Michael Anthony for the Minneapolis Star Tribune
Following Eric’s performance with the Eric Whitacre Singers in Koblenz, Germany on 13th July, SWR TV featured footage from the rehearsal and concert as part of their weekly Sunday night news.
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“The last pieces on the program were more rarely heard gems: Whitacre’s miniature cello concerto,The River Cam (played with heft and heart-strumming delivery by Anthony Ross), and... continued