For an exclusive preview of Eric’s and Marius Beck’s performance of Wrecking Ball from iTunes Festival, visit Classic FM Online.
“Our favourite dashing-blonde choral conductor and his choir turned guinea pigs in a huge experiment looking at the health benefits of singing in (and even just listening to) a choir. There were electrodes, latex gloves and LOTS of saliva…” Read the full article on Classic FM Online.
Following Eric’s Q&A with students at Stanford University last week, read Leena Yin’s recap of the evening on the Stanford Arts Review website.
NPR’s Here & Now DJ Sessions recently featured a survey on choral music from from older classics, including the late Frank Martin, through to Eric’s Virtual Choir. To listen to the program in full, visit the Here and Now website.
Eric was interviewed by Rick Velotta from the Las Vegas Review Journal during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Nevada. Read the full article on the Las Vegas Review Journal website.
The Sidney De Haan Centre for Arts and Health has just held its most recent Symposium: Recent Advances in the Science of Singing, Wellbeing and Health, in partnership with the Royal College of Music and attended by over 200 people. Read the full press release of the University of Cantebury’s website.
Eric Whitacre is probably the world’s top choral composer right now. And with good reason. His music is full of rich, satisfying harmonies. It’s fun to sing, and not all that difficult, so it can make even an amateur choir sound rich and full. Beyond his work as a composer, Whitacre is a community builder…. continued
Eric appeared on BBC Proms Extra alongside pianist Imogen Cooper and conductor Sir Mark Elder. Presenter Katie Derham lead the discussion of Elgar’s The Kingdom and Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. The programme was broadcast on BBC2 at 8:45pm BST and is available on iPlayer for 7 days following the broadcast. For more information and to watch… continued
With a bonus fact included… Read the article on the MPR site
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. You can watch the broadcast on the SWR website. The relevant clip is “Landesschau aktuell – 19:45 -Landesschau aktuell Rheinland-Pfalz | 13.7.2014, 20.22 Uhr”… continued
For a choral singer, there is perhaps no bigger thrill than performing for the composer of the piece of music you’re singing. Carolina Voices’ Festival Singers and the Wingate University Singers had that once-in-a lifetime opportunity in early April with renowned composer, conductor and Grammy Award-winning musician, Eric Whitacre. Read the article in full on the Charlotte Viewpoint website.
“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 two selections from Whitacre’s choral work in-progress, Songs of Immortality. These last two selections, loaded with intense emotion and the special vibrancy of new works, showed deeper aspects of the… continued