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Eric Whitacre

 
Bio:
Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been commissioned by today’s most prominent ensembles – including the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Los Angeles Master Chorale and The King’s Singers – and is ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been commissioned by today’s most prominent ensembles – including the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Los Angeles Master Chorale and The King’s Singers – and is ... (read complete bio)
 

Eric Whitacre Biography

Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular musicians of his generation. His concert music has been commissioned by today’s most prominent ensembles – including the BBC Proms, London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Los Angeles Master Chorale and The King’s Singers – and is championed by millions of amateur musicians and students around the world.

Whitacre is best known for his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs, which have united singers from over 101 countries in performance through user-generated videos. The ethos of the Virtual Choir is that singers of any ability or experience can join and that every video is included. Over 8,500 singer videos were included in Virtual Choir 4: Fly to Paradise.

Eric Whitacre Awards and Nominations

 
Richard Rodgers Award - 2004 - Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award Gold Star
Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre News

Kennesaw State University's Bailey School Of Music To Present 
Annual Collage Concer Photo Kennesaw State University's Bailey School Of Music To Present Annual Collage Concert, February 11
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2023

Kennesaw State University's Bailey School of Music will present the annual Collage Concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Led by Interim Director Dr. Julia Bullard, the Bailey School of Music will present the signature production for the 17th year in a row as the sole fundraising concert for music scholarships for students. The Concert offers something for all musical tastes, from symphony orchestra to jazz, opera theater, and even video game music.

St. Charles Singers To Showcase Sacred Music At 2023 Winter And Spring Concerts In Wh Photo St. Charles Singers To Showcase Sacred Music At 2023 Winter And Spring Concerts In Wheaton And St. Charles
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2023

The St. Charles Singers, led by founder Jeffrey Hunt, will present two distinctly different programs of sacred music at its March and June 2023 concerts, which conclude the celebrated chamber choir's 39th season. Each program will be heard in Wheaton and St. Charles, Illinois.

Colorado Music Festival Announces 2023 Summer Concert Season Of Orchestral And Chambe Photo Colorado Music Festival Announces 2023 Summer Concert Season Of Orchestral And Chamber Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2023

Colorado Music Festival will present its 2023 summer concert season from June 29 through August 6 at Chautauqua Auditorium (900 Baseline Rd., Boulder, Colo.), offering 20 diverse performances of orchestral and chamber music by the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra and guest artists, alongside educational programming.

Concord Music Publishing's Yearly Sync Event Returns For 5th Year Photo Concord Music Publishing's Yearly Sync Event Returns For 5th Year
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2022

Concord Music Publishing (CMP) held their 5th annual REIMAGINED event in central London on November 17th.  REIMAGINED is CMP's yearly sync event to celebrate various parts of their extensive catalogue through new remixes, covers and recordings. 

NOTES FROM UKRAINE: A 100-YEAR CELEBRATION OF CAROL OF THE BELLS to be Presented at C Photo NOTES FROM UKRAINE: A 100-YEAR CELEBRATION OF CAROL OF THE BELLS to be Presented at Carnegie Hall in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2022

The Ukrainian Institute (Kyiv, Ukraine), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), Razom for Ukraine (New York, United States), and the Ukrainian Contemporary Music Festival (New York, United States) will co-present Notes from Ukraine: A 100-Year Celebration of Carol of the Bells at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

New England Conservatory Announces Fall Classical Concerts Featuring A World Premiere Photo New England Conservatory Announces Fall Classical Concerts Featuring A World Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

New England Conservatory has announced an expansive fall season of classical and contemporary music concerts featuring a diverse roster of ensembles and programming. Ensembles large and small perform in NEC's world-class venues, including Jordan Hall and the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre.

Eric Whitacre Conducts Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Sacred Veil, Sydney Premiere,  Photo Eric Whitacre Conducts Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, The Sacred Veil, Sydney Premiere, Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2022

In 2016, after a visit from his long-time collaborator and friend, lyricist and poet Charles Anthony Silvestri, composer Eric Whitacre found a poem Silvestri had left for him sitting on his piano. Silvestri had lost his wife and soul mate to cancer 12 years previously, leaving him to bring up their two young children.

Presenting the West Coast Premiere of Roy Harris Bicentennial Symphony At The Walt Di Photo Presenting the West Coast Premiere of Roy Harris Bicentennial Symphony At The Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Grace Cutler - Jul 16, 2022

The MusicUNTOLD Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale present the West Coast premiere of American composer Roy Harris’ Bicentennial Symphony.

Graduate Singers Return Next Month With IN GOOD COMPANY Photo Graduate Singers Return Next Month With IN GOOD COMPANY
by Stephi Wild - Jul 7, 2022

Graduate Singers – known to their audience as Grads – are thrilled to present In Good Company, their first concert for the 2022 season.

Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Presents GRANT US PEACE: Music of Vasks at St Andrew's Cat Photo Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Presents GRANT US PEACE: Music of Vasks at St Andrew's Cathedral in July
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2022

Join Sydney Philharmonia Choirs' acclaimed Chamber Singers for a heavenly afternoon of soul-enriching music, in the majestic surrounds of Australia's oldest heritage-listed cathedral.

Eric Whitacre Videos

VIDEO: 17,572 Singers Perform Eric Whitacre's 'Sing Gently' in Largest Virtual Choir  Videoplay
VIDEO: 17,572 Singers Perform Eric Whitacre's 'Sing Gently' in Largest Virtual Choir Ever

by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2020

17,572 singers from 129 countries came together to perform Eric Whitacre's 'Sing Gently.'

VIDEO: Watch the Music Video for Sarah Brightman's 'Miracle' Featuring Yoshiki Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch the Music Video for Sarah Brightman's 'Miracle' Featuring Yoshiki

by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2018

Sarah Brightman releases the new digital single 'Miracle' (Sarah's Version), which also includes remix and instrumental versions. Watch the video for this beautiful, cinematic track below!

VIDEO: Watch Sarah Brightman's New Music Video For 'Sogni' Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Sarah Brightman's New Music Video For 'Sogni'

by Stage Tube - Oct 25, 2018

Sarah Brightman released the music video for 'Sogni,' the first track off of her upcoming album, HYMN.

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic Videoplay
VIDEO: Audra McDonald Sings a SOUND OF MUSIC Classic with the New York Philharmonic

by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2018

Check out brand-new video below of opera and Broadway legend, Audra McDonald. tackling 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from the classic musical The Sound of Music, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic for her Sing Happy concert.


Eric Whitacre Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Eric Whitacre been nominated for?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award) .

What awards has Eric Whitacre won?
Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award (Richard Rodgers Award).