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Friday, March 05, 2010








Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir performance of Lux Aurumque (Light & Gold) is causing a colossal on-line rush in interest. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have viewed it – with figures rising on a daily basis.

185 VOICES…
243 TRACKS…
12 COUNTRIES…


Watch the online performance of Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir here

Lux Aurumque is available to purchase through musicroom.com or from your local music retailer. SATB and TTBB versions are available.

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Eric Whitacre will be in residence in Europe this Autumn for several projects: the world premiere of his first large-scale piece for chorus and orchestra in London; a Visiting Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and conducting and judging engagements in Europe.

I am humbled and thrilled to be living in Europe for three months this fall, writing, conducting and performing with some of the world's finest musicians…
Eric Whitacre





























BARBICAN CONCERT: SONGS FROM AMERICA
October 24 2010, Barbican, London

On October 24 Whitacre will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in an all-American programme at the Barbican , London. The concert will include a new large-scale commission Songs of Immortality as well as some of Whitacre’s a cappella choral pieces and string orchestra works alongside music by Morten Lauridsen, Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland.
Promoted by London Symphony Orchestra Ltd.

SIDNEY SUSSEX COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
October – December 2010, University of Cambridge. Visiting Fellowship

Eric Whitacre has been elected to a Visiting Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge , where he will be based during Michaelmas Term 2010 also as Composer in Residence. During his tenure at Cambridge he will be working with Sidney Sussex Choir and other Cambridge collegiate choirs, and will offer lectures and masterclasses to the University. He will also compose a new choral work for Sidney Sussex Choir which will be premiered later in the academic year. He will be joined by his wife Hila Plitmann, the Grammy Award-winning soprano, and their son.

BBC CHOIR OF THE YEAR
November 28, Royal Festival Hall, London. Judge

Eric Whitacre will be on the panel of judges for the Grand Final of Choir of the Year in association with BBC Radio 3 on November 28 to be held at the Royal Festival Hall, London.
Televised on BBC Four. Broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

RUNDFUNKCHOR BERLIN
December 22, Berlin Cathedral

On December 22 in Berlin, Whitacre will conduct the Rundfunkchor Berlin in a concert of Christmas repertoire including works by Whitacre himself. This Christmas concert will be held at Berlin Cathedral.

NEW WHITACRE SHEET MUSIC TITLES FROM CHESTER MUSIC
A new collection of a cappella works by Eric Whitacre is now available as well as single sheet titles of Nox Aurumque, Five Hebrew Love Songs (soprano, violin and piano version), Three Flower Songs, Sleep, my child (arr. from Paradise Lost) and the SSA and piano version of The Seal Lullaby.

For a complete listing of works by Eric Whitacre published by Chester Music click here.
To purchase all sheet music available through Music Sales please visit www.musicroom.com or contact your local music shop.

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