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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Music Sales is delighted to congratulate Chester Music composer Eric Whitacre on winning the Grammy for Best Choral Performance at the 54th Grammy Awards for his album Light & Gold.

Music Sales congratulates all the performers: Christopher Glynn; Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers; Laudibus; The Pavão Quartet; and of course Eric Whitacre and The Eric Whitacre Singers.

Whitacre next album on Decca, Water Night, features recently composed and revised works for both choir and orchestra, including Equus, The River Cam with Julian Lloyd Webber, and Alleluia. Visit the preview website here.

Eric recently featured on MSNBC promoting his new virtual choir production of Water Night; see the video here.

Visit the Virtual Choir 3 website for details about how it was made and the forthcoming launch on April 2nd.


On April 1, a ‘Come and Sing with Eric Whitacre’ event takes place at Carnegie Hall in New York. Apply here. Also in April, Whitacre premieres the new version of his Songs of Immortality on April 15, with the Rundfunkchor Berlin at the Berliner Philharmonie.

Foundation Excelentia has invited Whitacre to lead a series of workshops with singers from all over Spain, culminating in a final concert at the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid on April 30. More info here.

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