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The One Show (BBC) have documented the Coronation Festival 2013, which saw the first live performance of Virtual Choir 4 Fly to Paradise. Link no longer available.
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“From modest beginnings the music unfurls to become ever more complex, rich and rewarding. Another hit from the charismatic Mr Whitacre.” ‘Sainte Chapelle’ review, Stephen Pritchard in the Observer (UK)
Whitacre Inc. The Practical tactics of an ethereal composer. Read the full article on ArkivMusic.com
“This Whitacre piece, inspired by a Parisian chapel, was written for the Tallis Scholars’ 40th anniversary, and is stunningly effective. Available on iTunes just days after its premiere, this is modern technology at its finest.” ***** Sainte Chapelle 5 star Review, Terry Blain in BBC Music Mag (UK)
The Eric Whitacre Singers recently made its debut U.S. tour in March, organized and presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY.) Chorus America asked four of the Singers to provide some insight into life on the road, performing in American venues, and working with a choral “rock star.” Read the full article on ChorusAmerica.org
“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.” Read the full article on the Stage Whispers website
“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.” Read the full article on Limelightmagazine.com.au
Utterly beguiling “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, with flowing hand gestures and occasional little stamps and backside twists. The beauty of Whitacre is that he was so engaging… continued
Eric talks about his introduction to music, the Virtual Choir and gives an in-depth look at some of his pieces. You can watch the full interview on Youtube.