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The Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of our day. Drawing-in audiences with a wide spectrum of age, interests and backgrounds, the choir performs music from the Renaissance to contemporary, including Lauridsen, Britten and the work of their founder and conductor, Eric Whitacre. They received exceptional and unanimous praise from critics and won a GRAMMY® award for Best Choral Performance for their debut album, Light & Gold on Decca/Universal. Their second album, Water Night went straight to no. 1 in the classical iTunes and Billboard charts. Regularly recording in London’s Abbey Road and Air Studios, the choir feature on Eric’s own label, UNQUIET, and on the soundtracks of Hollywood movies.

Celebrated performers in concert halls and sacred spaces on both sides of the Atlantic, the Eric Whitacre Singers made their BBC Proms debut in 2012 in a programme that included a collaboration with singer/songwriter Imogen Heap. The EWS were honored to sing at the Templeton Prize Laureate Ceremony for Archbishop Desmond Tutu alongside world-renowned singer and songwriter Annie Lennox, and the London African Gospel Choir. They work regularly with British soul superstar Laura Mvula, and featured at iTunes Festival, broadcast live to 119 countries, performing with Hans Zimmer. In 2018 the singers appeared at an experiential installation for fashion designer Anya Hindmarch CBE.

Reviews

  • "Five Hebrew Love Songs show the superlative qualities of the composer's newly formed Eric Whitacre Singers."

    BBC Music Magazine
  • "Superlative and compelling performances"

    Gramophone
  • "Their collective intonation is stunning, and they sing with conviction and enjoyment."

    Gramophone
  • "technical and expressive excellence"

    BBC Music Magazine
  • "The burgeoning crescendo which opens "i thank You God" is one of many other examples of the EW Singers' technical and expressive excellence."

    BBC Music Magazine
  • "soupily addictive and beautifully sung"

    The Observer
  • "The singing is just perfect: pure, light, tender, with gossamer-weighted ornamentations."

    Classic FM Magazine
  • "[Eric] obtains the best possibly blend from his eponymous Singers"

    Gramophone
  • "passages of shimmering clarity gave way to a crescendo of pealing, free-falling harmonies"

    The Daily Telegraph
  • "...clean voices and secure pitch"

    The Times

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  • With Eric Whitacre at Union Chapel, Islington, London
  • With Eric Whitacre and  the King's Singers at St Silas Church, Kentish Town, London
  • Live performance at the launch event for  Light & Gold
  • Photo by A. Michaelis