“I have no doubt that Water Night will enjoy the same kind of success that Light & Gold did, and it certainly deserves attention,” says John Puccio of Classical Candor. “Whitacre strikes a central chord in listeners’ hearts; his music is spiritually uplifting in the manner of Arvo Part’s, with inspiring messages of hope and… continued
“This is beyond self-recommending for Whitacre fans. But if you are a latecomer to the party, this is a good place to jump in. After all, 83,000+ Facebook likes on the Whitacre page couldn’t be wrong.” Read the full review on the Ariama website.
In anticipation of the release of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 3, ‘Water Night’, ABC News had an exclusive preview of the film in their national news shout yesterday. VC3 was launched at Lincoln Center on 2nd April at 23:30 GMT, live webcast on aboutlincolncenter.org and revealed online at virtualchoir.ericwhitacre.com. For the exclsuive clip of VC3,… continued
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Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir was featured on NBC Nightly News, 26th February 2012. The feature includes footage from Virtual Choirs 1 and 2, participants sharing their personal experiences, and Eric working on videos for Virtual Choir 3. It is available to watch here.
“A smooth talker with boy-band good looks, Whitacre introduced each work to whoops of encouragement. It is always exhilarating to hear a good choir but in the end it was difficult to match the enthusiasm of some audience members: I saw grown men weep.” Laura Battle, 14 October 2011 Read the full article on the Financial… continued
“In the case of “Paradise Lost”, which is partially classical music, partially musical theatre and partially electronica, it fits in seamlessly and effortlessly. It joins all the kinds of music I love. Now, something that technology can do which musicians cannot do with classical instruments is to convey greater power and achieve a metrical precision… continued
HULIQ April 2011 – Technology Bridges Space and Time as Composer Eric Whitacre Conducts Virtual Choir on YouTube
Mitt I Musikens April 2011-Videovykort inspirerade Whitacre till virtuell kör
WQXR APril 2011 – Eric Whitacre’s Top Five for Inspiration
American composer and conductor Eric Whitacre may deal mostly with choirs and contemporary classical music — but, much like Leonard Bernstein was in his day, Eric Whitacre is something of a rock star. He has a passion for music that is electrifying and inspiring, and his music crosses any boundary that exists. With his Virtual Choir he has quite possible stumbled… continued
LA Times April 2011 – Eric Whitacre\’s Virtual Choir will be unveiled Thursday