Eric Whitacre

Biography

Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre (1970-present), accomplished composer, conductor and lecturer is one of the most popular and performed composers of his generation.

Life and Music

  • His published works – of which Sleep, Cloudburst, Lux Aurumque and Water Night are amongst the most popular choral works composed this decade - have sold over a million copies worldwide. Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, Eric’s cutting edge musical, has won the ASCAP Harold Arlen award, the prestigious Richard Rodgers Award and 10 Ovation Award nominations. 
  • His Virtual Choir projects have given him a worldwide following on YouTube, marking a new digital age for classical music.
  • “Whitacre is that rare thing, a modern composer who is both popular and original" (The Telegraph).
  • Eric Whitacre conducts Eric Whitacre, with the cream of young British Singers – Laudibus – and his own professional choir, the Eric Whitacre Singers, features Whitacre’s enchanting choral works including Lux Aurumque (Virtual Choir), Sleep, Seal Lullaby, Water Night and Five Hebrew Love Songs.

News

Album reviews

Eric Whitacre choral works The wonder of Whitacre

Whitacre’s captivating choral music is perfectly matched with wonderful performances from some of Britain's best ensembles

Music

Classic FM Watch Whitacre - Paradise Lost

Part musical theatre, part electronic opera, find out more about Whitacre's musical, Paradise Lost, and the inspiration for the Virtual Choir 4 project, Bliss

Pictures

Top Whitacre Pieces