Watch the performance, filmed live at the iTunes Festival in September 2014
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.
And the audience joined in too…
The Schola Cantorum's radiant, crisply nuanced choral sound is wasted on fluent but forgettable works
Whitacre’s captivating choral music is perfectly matched with wonderful performances from some of Britain's best ensembles
Find out more about Whitacre's Lux Aurumque. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
Find out more about Whitacre's Seal Lullaby. Watch and listen to different recordings and download your favourite.
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