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TVApril 10, 2013

Eric interviewed on Al Jazeera TV

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.

Concert ReviewsApril 04, 2013

Sydney Arts Guide, Light and Gold

“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.” Read the full review on the Sydney Arts Guide website

Concert ReviewsMarch 31, 2013

Sydney Morning Herald, Choirs bask in composer’s glow

“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.” Read the full review on the Sydney Morning Herald website

In The NewsMarch 23, 2013

Studio 360, Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir

“With the Virtual Choir,” Whitacre explains, “we’re trying as hard as we can to push the technology so that very soon I hope, we’ll be able to sing in real time,” using Skype. “My hope is that I’ll be able to pull out my iPhone 8 and start conducting Beethoven Nine, and a thousand people… continued

RadioMarch 20, 2013

The Choir, BBC Radio 3

Eric Whitacre – From Monteverdi to Whitacre Eric Whitacre introduces a selection of choral music ranging from Monteverdi and Bach to 21st century classics, including his own music, sung by the Eric Whitacre Singers, and talks about what inspires him as a composer and a performer. Duration:  1 hour, 30 minutes First broadcast:  Sunday 17… continued

Concert ReviewsMarch 19, 2013

The Washington Post, Eric Whitacre charms Strathmore crowd

“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.” Read the full review on The Washington Post website 

Concert ReviewsMarch 08, 2013

The Guardian, Tallis Scholars Review, March 2013

“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. The Guardian

Concert ReviewsAugust 30, 2012

The Times, Proms 62 Review

“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 olympic motto and the composer divides his massed forces into three choirs who, in patterns of tricksy rhythms, seem… continued

Concert ReviewsAugust 30, 2012

The Telegraph, Proms 2012: Prom 63: BBC Singers & Eric Whitacre Singers,

“It’s rare to find a choir with such needlepoint accuracy and vibrating richness of tone, and under Whitacre’s alert and sensitive direction this one made some of the most rapturously beautiful sounds I’ve heard in this year’s Proms season…His Proms commission Higher, Faster, Stronger cleverly captured the Olympic spirit” Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

Concert ReviewsAugust 30, 2012

The Guardian, Proms 61 & 62: BBCSO/Brabbins; BBC Singers/Whitacre

“The BBC Singers and the Eric Whitacre Singers came together in the late-night event focusing on the US choral specialist’s own works…his expert directorial touch displayed the immaculate craftsmanship of his choral writing” George Hall,

Concert ReviewsAugust 30, 2012

The Arts Desk, BBC Proms: BBCSO, Brabbins/Eric Whitacre Singers, Heap, Whitacre

“Making his Proms debut with the Eric Whitacre Singers (a dream-team of London’s freelancers) and the BBC Singers, with a little help from Ensemble Bash and soprano Hila Plitmann, Whitacre framed his own works within other staples of the American choral tradition….Vintage Whitacre – diaphanous cluster chords and foaming soundscapes.” Alexander Coughlan, 30 August 2012… continued

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