Eric Whitacre News

South Sound Choruses to Deliver Two Christmas Concerts This Holiday SeasonSouth Sound Choruses to Deliver Two Christmas Concerts This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

On December 10 & 11, two of the ensembles of Northwest Associated Arts will present their annual Christmas programs at the Highline Performing Arts Center in Burien. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New Recording, Featuring Kleinhan ConcertsBuffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Releases New Recording, Featuring Kleinhan Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and music is a major part of the celebration. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHEROakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Chorus will share the stage with a host of guest artists in celebration of the holidays and a tribute to Oakland's tradition of activism and the arts as part of the annual Let Us Break Bread Together concert Sunday, December 11, at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. (more...)

New Amsterdam Singers Presents O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM: RENAISSANCE AND CONTEMPORARY MEDITATIONS OF THE SEASON, 12/16New Amsterdam Singers Presents O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM: RENAISSANCE AND CONTEMPORARY MEDITATIONS OF THE SEASON, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New Amsterdam Singers, led by music director Clara Longstreth, will present O Magnum Mysterium: Renaissance and Contemporary Meditations on the Season, a program of mostly a cappella sacred choral music, including works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Jacob Handl, William Byrd, J.S. Bach, and contemporary composers Abbie Betinis, Stephen Paulus, Eric Whitacre, and Morten Lauridsen. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic To Present World Premiere At Canisius College, 11/15Buffalo Philharmonic To Present World Premiere At Canisius College, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The newest work commissioned for a Buffalo Philharmonic musician will receive its world premiere on Nov. 15. (more...)

Columbia University to Present A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS Featuring The Tallis Singers 12/10Columbia University to Present A RENAISSANCE CHRISTMAS Featuring The Tallis Singers 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Britain's lauded Renaissance choir returns with a seasonal program focused on classic texts about the Christmas story, as interpreted and set to music by some of the lesser-known masters of early music. Josquin, Victoria, and Taverner mingle with Franco-Flemish and Mexican contemporaries, in a program that celebrates the wonder and magic of the season. (more...)

The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3The Halalisa Singers Present STARS OF WONDER, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

World music choral ensemble The Halalisa Singers present Stars of Wonder, a concert of contemporary choral classics for the holiday season, on Saturday, December 3, 8 pm, at First Parish Church, 7 Harrington Road, Lexington and Sunday December 4, 3 pm at First Parish Church, 327 Concord Road, Sudbury.  The ensemble is led by Artistic Director Mary Cunningham and accompanied by Trevor Berens, piano. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Choir to Present Choral-Festival-in-One-Night This NovemberVancouver Chamber Choir to Present Choral-Festival-in-One-Night This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Vancouver Chamber Choir and its family of associated choirs present a Choral-Festival-in-One-Night at 8pm on Saturday, November 19, 2016. (more...)

Apollo Chorus of Chicago Announces its 2016-2017 SeasonApollo Chorus of Chicago Announces its 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

One of the most legendary musical organizations in the nation, The Apollo Chorus, celebrates 145 years of making music with its 2016-2017 milestone season featuring an exhilarating lineup of classical and contemporary concerts. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19San Francisco Opera Featured in OUT OF THE SHADOWS Choral Concert, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Sh (more...)

San Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWSSan Francisco Opera Chorus Featured in Choral Concert OUT OF THE SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Earlier today, San Francisco Opera added a new attraction to its fall 2016 Season with Out of the Shadows, a special, one-night-only choral concert featuring the acclaimed 48-member San Francisco Opera Chorus on Saturday, November 19. Company Chorus Director Ian Robertson conducts the uplifting program of a cappella and accompanied choral works by Brahms, Debussy, Part, Whitacre and a set of spirituals, in the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater. (more...)

LA Master Chorale Announces CHRISTMAS IN LOS ANGELES EventsLA Master Chorale Announces CHRISTMAS IN LOS ANGELES Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale brings the gift of music to Walt Disney Concert Hall in December with a series of festive "Christmas in Los Angeles" concerts. The varied programs blend traditional carols, Baroque-era madrigals, and new works alongside the popular annual opportunity for the audience to sing-along to Handel's majestic oratorio, Messiah. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Join Rebecca Spigelman Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in Rebecca Spigelman: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, tonight, October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Stars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 BelowStars of CATS and KINKY BOOTS Will Join Rebecca Spigelman at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Sara Jean Ford, who is currently playing Jellylorum in the Broadway production of Cats, and Kevin Kirkwood Smith, who is in Kinky Boots, will be joining rising musical theatre comedienne Rebecca Spigelman in REBECCA SPIGELMAN: 16 GOING ON 70. at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on October 6th, 2016. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKYVancouver Chamber Orchestra Launches its New Season with THE NATURAL MUSIC OF EARTH/SEA/SKY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Music celebrates nature in a million ways and a million pieces.  The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra's opening concert of the season presents just a few of these under the guise of natural madrigals, romantic wilderness, shadowwater, dreamwater, Formosan skies, riddles, water, sun, wind and rain - the many moods of the natural world.   (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 37th season, the fourth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine FoundationLos Angeles Master Chorale Receives Major Grant from The James Irvine Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced today that The James Irvine Foundation has awarded a $450,000 Exploring Engagement Fund grant to support the Chorale's launch of Big Sing Californiathat will culminate in June 2018.  This two-year grant will support the Chorale's ongoing efforts to utilize state-of-the-art live-streaming technology to enable thousands of Californians to connect with others throughout the state for a shared singing experience, led by its Swan Family Artist-in-Residence and Grammy award-winning composer/conductor Eric Whitacre. (more...)

Vocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming SeasonVocal Arts Ensemble Announces Details for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cincinnati's Vocal Arts Ensemble (VAE), the city's premier professional choral ensemble, announces the details of its 37th season, the fourth under Grammy Award-winning Music Director Craig Hella Johnson. (more...)

Deke Sharon's THE HEART OF VOCAL HARMONY Book Out Next MonthDeke Sharon's THE HEART OF VOCAL HARMONY Book Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

World-renowned arranger and producer Deke Sharon, whose credits include television's The Sing Off and Pitch Slapped, the movies Perfect Pitch and Perfect Pitch 2, and, this fall, Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, puts emotion where it belongs - front and center - in The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing (September 2016, Hal Leonard Books, $19.99). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Artistic Director John Alexander and the 140-voice Pacific Chorale will be transforming the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall into a resounding cathedral with a concert of music for choir and organ on June 12, in anticipation of their summer 2016 tour to Budapest and Vienna. The brilliant young Hungarian organist Andras Gabor Viragh, Titular Organist of St. Stephen's Basilica in Budapest, joins Pacific Chorale from the console of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, in a program that interweaves European and American works, including some of his own compositions. (more...)

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