Eric Whitacre News

St. Bart's to Hold Free Lunchtime Concert: St. Cyprian SingersSt. Bart's to Hold Free Lunchtime Concert: St. Cyprian Singers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

The St. Cyprian Singers, Clarence Gate, London will sing a free choral concert on Thursday, August 13, at 12:30 pm Primarily consisting of ex-Oxbridge choral scholars, the St. Cyprian's Singers were founded in 2012 as the choir of St. Cyprian's Church, Clarence Gate in London. Now one of the leading mixed voiced church choirs in the city, the main function of the group is to provide music at the regular choral mass on Sundays and special services throughout the year. (more...)

Phoenix Chorale to Conduct Nationwide Search to Replace Longtime President & CEOPhoenix Chorale to Conduct Nationwide Search to Replace Longtime President & CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Joel Rinsema, who served as President & CEO of the Phoenix Chorale for 15 years, has resigned to focus his full attention on responsibilities as Artistic Director and Conductor of the Denver-based choral ensemble Kantorei. (more...)

National Children's Chorus Makes Hollywood Bowl DebutNational Children's Chorus Makes Hollywood Bowl Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

The National Children's Chorus makes its Hollywood Bowl debut performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. (more...)

Finnish, Estonian & LA Children's Choirs Featured in Free Performance, 7/22Finnish, Estonian & LA Children's Choirs Featured in Free Performance, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The sounds of Scandinavia and the Baltic come to Southland when Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, hosts a highly anticipated international choral exchange with the renowned Estonian TV Girls' Choir and Finland's Vox Aurea ("The Golden Voice") culminating with a free concert featuring all three choirs on Wednesday, July 22, 7 pm, at Pasadena Presbyterian Church.  Vox Aurea, led by Sanna Salminen, makes its first Southland appearance since 2009, thrilling audiences with a range of traditional Finnish folk songs and classical selections that evoke the peaceful and expansive landscape of Scandinavia.  The Estonian TV Girls' Choir, under the direction of Aarne Saluveer, has collaborated with such acclaimed Estonian composers as Arvo Part, Veljo Tormis, Urmas Sisask and Tőnis Magi and also performs regional folk music as well as contemporary jazz and pop music.  LACC  previously performed with both choirs during its 2010 tour to the Baltic region and Scandinavia. (more...)

YPC Sets Transmusica Program at Symphony Space, 6/23YPC Sets Transmusica Program at Symphony Space, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

A program representing cultures from around the world will be performed at Symphony Space Tuesday, June 23, at 7 p.m., in 'Resounding Hope Through Music,' a concert featuring three extraordinary youth choirs: the YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus from Israel in its New York debut and from the U.S., the Chicago Children's Chorus and the Young People's Chorus of New York City, which is presenting this concert as part of its 'Transmusica' concert series. The series was created in 2012 to build bridges to other world cultures through the magic of music. (more...)

The Apollo Chorus to Conclude 2014-15 Season with 'International Voices' Series, 5/1 & 3The Apollo Chorus to Conclude 2014-15 Season with 'International Voices' Series, 5/1 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The iconic Apollo Chorus, Chicago's oldest musical organization, concludes its sold out 2014-2015 season with the International Voices concert series, which will feature music from distant shores in a variety of captivating genres. Performances are on Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St., and on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 W. Brush Hill Rd. in Elmhurst. Music Director Dr. Stephen Alltop will conduct. (more...)

Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17Works by Whitacre & Part to Close LA Master Chorale Season, 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Los Angeles Master Chorale wraps its 51st season with a compelling program showcasing the boundless harmonic imaginations of American composer Eric Whitacre, a noted pioneer who has embraced the artistic potential of social media, and the music of Estonian "mystic minimalist" Arvo Part, celebrated for his beautifully sensuous and reflective chant-like compositions, on Saturday, May 16, 2 pm, and Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28New Amsterdam Singers to Close Season with POEMS, LETTERS, AND PREMIERES, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The New Amsterdam Singers (NAS), led by Music Director Clara Longstreth, will present its final concert of the season, titled Poems, Letters, and Premieres,Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Episcopal Church, 554 West End Avenue (at 87th Street). (more...)

Colorado Springs Chorale to Present BREATH OF SPRING This MayColorado Springs Chorale to Present BREATH OF SPRING This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Colorado Springs Chorale announces their upcoming concert, Breath of Spring on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 PM at First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. (more...)

The Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOGThe Theatre @ Boston Court to Present MY BARKING DOG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents My Barking Dog, by Eric Coble, directed by Michael Michetti. Opening night is Saturday, April 25, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Sara Jean Ford to Bring DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 4/16Sara Jean Ford to Bring DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Artists Lounge Live presents Sara Jean Ford, who starred as Christine in Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN: The High Notes and Hijinks of a Broadway Soprano on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm at Metropolis Performing Art Centre, 111 W. Campbell St. in Arlington Heights. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three ConcertsBaryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Anniversary Season with Three Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

New York, NY – The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) continues its 10th anniversary celebratory season with three concerts in April, reflecting BAC's expanded series of music programming for 2015. The weeklong celebration begins Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm, with one of BAC's signature events – a BAC Salon – in the Howard Gilman Performance Space, featuring the chamber music of Berio, Cage, and Mozart in an intimate salon setting. On Wednesday, April 8 at 7:30pm, composer and jazz pianist Stephen Prutsman will perform the entirety of his album Passengers for the first time ever, in another BAC Salon in the Howard Gilman Performance Space. The final performance of the week, on Saturday, April 11 at 8pm in the Jerome Robbins Theater, features the Latvian National Choir, hailing from BAC Artistic Director Mikhail Baryshnikov's birthplace of Riga and bringing to New York a program that includes music by Arvo Pärt, Grammy nominee Ugis Praulins, and the U.S. premieres of works by acclaimed Latvian composers Jekabs Janchevskis, Gundega Smite, and Raimonds Tiguls. The Latvian National Choir last appeared in New York as part of the 2010 White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, in performances The New York Times described as “ravishing.” (more...)

Choral Arts Philadelphia Presents BACH@7 Cantata SeriesChoral Arts Philadelphia Presents BACH@7 Cantata Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Choral Arts Philadelphia, in collaboration with the Bach Festival of Philadelphia, led by Artistic Director Matthew Glandorf, will continue presenting Bach@7 Cantata Series at St. Clement's Episcopal Church. In addition to the featured J.S. Bach Cantatas, the Spring 2015 series offer orchestral and choral works by Johannes Brahms, Heinrich Biber and Eric Whitacre. Special guest, Mezzo-Soprano Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek (Anonymous 4) will appear in two solo Cantatas on April 8. (more...)

Kansas City, Phoenix Chorales to Release RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL Recording, 3/10Kansas City, Phoenix Chorales to Release RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL Recording, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The GRAMMY Award-winning conductor Charles Bruffy brings together his two professional choirs, the Kansas City Chorale and Phoenix Chorale, for this recording of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-night Vigil (www.RACHparty.com). The scheduled release date on the Chandos label marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of the work given by the Moscow Synodal Choir on March 10, 1915. (more...)

LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8LA Master Chorale to Showcase World Premieres at Disney Hall, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The 110-member Los Angeles Master Chorale continues its vital role of expanding the choral music repertoire when Artistic Director Grant Gershon conducts two highly anticipated world premieres based on the theme of ascension by Swan Family Composer in Residence Shawn Kirchner and distinguished Korean-American composer Nackkum Paik on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

Tallis Scholars Return to Heinz Hall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Brass TonightTallis Scholars Return to Heinz Hall to Perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Brass Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Take a trip back in time this holiday season with the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass and leading Renaissance vocal ensemble the Tallis Scholars tonight, December 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Presents EXCLAMATIONS!, 11/16The Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Presents EXCLAMATIONS!, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE) opens its 2014-15 season with a new music director, Gregory X. Whitmore, who leads the ensemble in a lively display of youthful musicality and captivating wind repertoire. Titled “Exclamations!” the fall concert features two works by one of the 20th century's most prolific composers of music for concert band, Alfred Reed. His majestic “Alleluia! Laudamus Te!” opens the program, while the authentic folk melodies of “Armenian Dances” serve as the finale. In between, Scandinavian composer Johan Halvorsen's “Entry March of the Boyars”—a stately yet lively piece, tinged with exoticism and full of rhythmic excitement—is followed by Eric Whitacre's beautiful poem-based composition “Lux Aurumque,” originally written for a virtual choir. PSYWE's concert takes place on Sunday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Kent Tritle's 2014-15 Season Features Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and MoreKent Tritle's 2014-15 Season Features Verdi's REQUIEM, World Premieres with Musica Sacra and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A performance of Verdi's Requiem that is a tripartite collaboration highlights the 2014-15 season of Kent Tritle, called 'New York's reigning choral conductor' by The New York Times. In an event emblematic of Kent's multiple roles in the city's choral life, he will conduct a performance of the massive work by the Oratorio Society of New York, of which he is Music Director, and the Symphony and Symphonic Chorus of the Manhattan School of Music, where he is Director of Choral Activities, in the grand space of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, where he is Director of Cathedral Music and Organist -- with a new choral configuration that features the more-than-250 singers on risers in the cathedral's Great Choir space. (more...)

Apollo Chorus of Chicago Sets 2014-15 SeasonApollo Chorus of Chicago Sets 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The iconic Apollo Chorus, Chicago's oldest musical organization, announces its 2014-2015 season, featuring a diverse repertoire of classic choral works and contemporary concerts performed in legendary Chicago settings. (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival TonightLincoln Center Kicks Off 2014-15 White Light Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

A number of program changes and additions have been made to the performances, screenings, and events of Lincoln Center'sWhite Light Festival 2014 and Great Performers 2014-2015 series. See below! (more...)

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