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In Conversation at Duke University

Posted on:  February 8th, 2017

As part of the upcoming US Tour with the Eric Whitacre Singers, Eric will be appearing at an open Q&A at Duke University ahead of the sold-out performance at Duke Chapel.

Admission is free and more information can be found on the Duke University website.

 
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Eric Whitacre Singers US Tour Preview

Posted on:  January 10th, 2017

 
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Eric Whitacre Singers – Tickets for Minneapolis, MN now available

Posted on:  December 7th, 2016

Tickets are now on sale to MPR Members for the Eric Whitacre Singers performance at The Cathedral of St Paul, Minnesota. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Thursday at 12pm EST.

 
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EWS US Tour – Tickets for Milwaukee, WI now on sale

Posted on:  September 30th, 2016

Tickets for the Eric Whitacre Singers concert at St. Josaphat Basilica in Milwaukee, WI are now on sale with only a small number left in the Premium Category.

ERIC WHITACRE & ERIC WHITACRE SINGERS
Music for Sacred Spaces, March 7, 2017
The Basilica of St. Josaphat
601 W. Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215

Tickets are available from the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation website.

 
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Eric Whitacre Singers US Tour – Spring 2017

Posted on:  September 8th, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Eric will bring his professional choir to his homeland for only the second time ever in Spring 2017. The tour, entitled Music for Sacred Spaces, will feature some of his Eric’s most well-known pieces as well as a Whitacre world premiere.

28 February
Duke Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC
Tickets

2 March
Annville, PA (detail coming soon)

4 March
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs, CT
Tickets

5 March
St Ignatius Loyola, NY
Tickets

7 March
Milwaukee, WI (detail coming soon)

9 March
Minneapolis, MN (detail coming soon) 

 

 
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The results are in: Attending a concert reduces glucocorticoids, progesterone and the cortisol/DHEA ratio

Posted on:  February 23rd, 2016

The results of the study into the physiological impact of attending a concert, researched last year at the Eric Whitacre Singers concerts in London and Cheltenham, have been released.

The results proved that there were significant changes in cortisol, cortisone, progesterone, cortisol/DHEA ratio and cortisol/cortisone ratio. This is the first evidence that attending a cultural event can have an impact on endocrine activity and down-regulate stress.

The full results can be found within the Public Health Journal.

 
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Jeff Beal: The Salvage Men (Eric Whitacre Singers & Eric Whitacre) Out Today

Posted on:  January 22nd, 2016

The Salvage Men is the first-ever choral piece from acclaimed American composer Jeff Beal written for the Eric Whitacre Singers and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Performed live by the Eric Whitacre Singers and conducted by Eric in the incredible acoustic of London’s Union Chapel, this world premiere performance is not one to be missed. Widely-known for his work in film and television, Jeff Beal recently won an Emmy for his score of the Netflix phenomenon House of Cards.

Whilst working on the Al Pacino documentary ‘Wild Salome’, Jeff Beal was inspired by the words of Oscar Wilde’s ‘De Profundus’ portraying the authors arrest and last days in Paris. At the very same time Jeff found himself in the midst of an unexpected health crisis, which eventually lead to a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. Beal writes, “Wilde’s De Profundus came at the beginning of a journey in learning how to live gracefully with an uninvited guest”. The Salvage Men takes text from De Profundus and the words of American poet Kay Ryan and translates this period of Jeff’s life into music for voices.

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Enjoy the Silence (SATB) Now in Print

Posted on:  January 15th, 2016

Eric’s SATB arrangement of Depeche Mode’s Enjoy the Silence is now in print and available through Hal Leonard.

 
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Royal College of Music researches Music and Motherhood

Posted on:  October 19th, 2015

The Centre of Performance Science at the Royal College of Music has just launched a new research project into the health and well-being of new mums and the the effectiveness of singing interventions.

If you’re a new mum or currently pregnant, visit Survey Monkey to be a part of this valuable research. For more information about the research into Music and Motherhood, visit the RCM website.

 
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Eric Whitacre Singers Live at Union Chapel – OUT NOW

Posted on:  July 11th, 2015

Recorded live in Union Chapel, London, this EP features the very first choral piece written by Eric.   Go Lovely Rose was written as a gift for David Weiller, Director of Choral Studies at the University of Las Vegas,  in Eric’s final year there as a student, and served as the first in a series of events that led him to the Juilliard School of Music (studying under John Corigliano) and to a life in music.   This recording is the first to be published conducted by the composer, and sits alongside a choral jewel of recent years by Sir John Tavener – The Lamb – and Maurice Duruflé’s beautiful Ubi Caritas.  The soaring sounds of Poor in Spirit, written by American composer Jeff Beal and featuring Mr. Beal on flugel horn, close the EP.

1. Ubi Caritas – Maurice Duruflé

2. I Hide Myself (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre

3. With a Lily in Your Hand (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre

4. Go Lovely Rose (Three Flower Songs) – Eric Whitacre

5. The Lamb – John Tavener

6. Poor in Spirit (feat. Jeff Beal) – Jeff Beal

 
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