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Celebrated performers in concert halls and sacred spaces on both sides of the Atlantic, the Eric Whitacre Singers draw audiences with a wide spectrum of age, interests and backgrounds.  The choir performs music from the Renaissance to contemporary, including works written by their founder and conductor, Eric Whitacre. Together they have received exceptional 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.

The Eric Whitacre Singers made their BBC Proms debut in a diverse programme that included a collaboration with singer/songwriter Imogen Heap, and performed with Annie Lennox at the Templeton Prize Laureate Ceremony to honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu. They have performed regularly with British soul superstar Laura Mvula, guesting at iTunes Festival, broadcast live to 119 countries, with both Laura Mvula and Hans Zimmer.

The Singers have toured the US and across Europe but perform most often in their home city, London, often choosing a charity that can benefit from funds raised.  In 2019, they presented the European premiere of Eric Whitacre’s The Sacred Veil in two performances in London with guest soloists, Jeffrey Zeigler (cello) and Christopher Glynn (piano).  Money raised was donated towards the excellent work of Maggie’s cancer care. Other charities that the EWS have worked with include Save the Children and UNICEF.

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