“Whitacre demonstrated that his gifts for the voice could translate well to the sound of a string orchestra: An arrangement of his breakthrough 1995 choral work, “Water Night,”... continued
“Davidson’s cover of Nine Inch Nails’s ‘Hurt’, made popular by Johnny Cash, was particularly astounding. It ranged from delicate to breathtakingly fierce, leaving the audience dumb struck.”
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“The atmospheric grandeur of the Union Chapel’s Victorian-gothic congregation hall was the most befitting setting for the unusual, and very beautiful, choral harmonies of the Eric Whitacre Singers on Monday night.”
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“the talents of his singers, applied to these intricately crafted arrangements, and delivered in the acoustic deliciousness of the Union Chapel, left us open-mouthed”
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“This was a beautiful, witty, engaging performance and I am sure there will be many audience members keen to see Eric Whitacre return to again share his unique talents.”
“Making his Melbourne debut last weekend, Whitacre conducted a program of orchestral and choral music in Monash University’s Robert Blackwood Hall for an audience that was by turns thrilled, delighted, moved and amused, but never less than completely enthralled.”
“Overall his show was a delight. The choir sang beautifully, and the orchestra were seamless. Watching Eric Whitacre conduct was mesmerizing: it was like watching some strange bird dance in the wild,... continued
“Light and Gold – The Music of Eric Whitacre proved to be a special night at the Concert Hall. Whitacre was a warm host and he gently introduced each piece, providing some background, in what turned out to be a very strong program.”
“Eric Whitacre is a phenomenon in the music world, a composer of thoughtful and genuinely original choral works which are not only challenging and complex, but also hugely popular.”
“He has a gift of melody; his textures morph smoothly from complete transparency to dense clusters. It’s easy to listen to. But most of all, he has an ear for poetry. He chooses good texts and sets them in good taste.”
“From modest beginnings the music unfurls to become ever more complex, rich and rewarding. Another hit from the charismatic Mr Whitacre”
Review of The Tallis Scholars 40th anniversary concert, St Paul’s Cathedral on 7th March 2013.
“Prom 62 saw the Proms debut of choral superman, Eric Whitacre, conducting his own Eric Whitacre Singers with the BBC Singers. The centrepiece was the world premiere of his BBC commission: Higher Faster Stronger. That’s the... continued