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FeaturesDecember 30, 2013

The Huffington Post “Crowd-Sourced Music With a Touch of Chaos”

“Eric Whitacre writes and conducts beautiful music. But he’s also done something extraordinarily creative that leaps far beyond the notes and bars which have, for thousands of years, captured music on the page. Whitacre has created a continually evolving new art form, the virtual choir, a bottom-up approach to connecting people from all over the… continued

FeaturesDecember 30, 2013

The Huffington Post “Singing Through the Storms: We Will Be a Shelter for Each Other”

“A life-changing storm inspired Eric Whitacre’s “Cloudburst,” sung by the Virtual Choir Live. In 1991, Whitacre’s college choir had stopped to rest near a pristine mountain lake in Northern California. The human choir was silent, listening to crickets, baritone frogs croaking, and bright birdsong. As massive clouds shadowed the valley, all the animals suddenly stopped singing.”… continued

FeaturesDecember 30, 2013

The Huffington Post “This Choir Might Restore Your Faith in Humanity”

“At first glance, a choir may seem like nothing more than a group of singers. But look a little closer. Conductor Eric Whitacre’s performers don’t simply sing. They remind us of what it means to be truly connected.” Read the full article on The Huffington Post website.

CD ReviewsDecember 23, 2013

Sleep Picture Book reviewed by The Horn Book

The Horn Book has reviewed “Sleep”, the illustrated childrens book resulting from the most recent collaboration between Eric, Charles Anthony Silvestri and Anne Horjus. Liza Cortwright writes “[m]y favorite thing about Sleep is the many ways it can be enjoyed: the poetry is accessible but beautiful, the illustrations offer a complex story of their own, and the… continued

FeaturesNovember 05, 2013

Eric interviewed by The Marketing Society

In the run-up to his speaking event for The Marketing Society Annual Conference, Eric spoke to Elen Lewis (Editor of The Marketing Society) about the Virtual Choir as well as some secrets and guilty pleasures. Read the full interview on The Marketing Society website.

FeaturesNovember 05, 2013

Cambridge News interview Eric

Prior to the projection of Virtual Choir 3 ‘Water Night’ at Cambridge Music Festival 2013, Eric spoke to Cambridge News about the Virtual Choir. The full article is available on the Cambridge News website.

TVNovember 04, 2013

Eric featured on NDR German TV

Eric was interviewed on NDR, German TV, as part of his workshop and concert in Hamburg in October 2013. The programme features footage from the workshop, attended by over ninety people in preparation for a performance later that evening Hamburg’s Laeiszhalle. Link no longer available

FeaturesSeptember 26, 2013

My Choral Manifesto, Sinfini Music

“Choral music has more participants in the community than any other form of music-making. The truth is that singing is the most ancient art form and plugs deep into our psyche as humans.” Read the full article on Sinfini Music.

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