Eric Whitacre has been named Artist in Residence at Cheltenham Music Festival taking place in July 2015.

At the opening concert, An American in Paris, Eric will take to the stage of Cheltenham Town Hall to conduct the BBC Concert Orchestra in a performance of Water Night, broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

On 7th July, Eric and the Eric Whitacre Singers will join forces once again with the incredible talent that is Laura Mvula for a performance in Gloucester Cathedral. The programme will include:

Eric Whitacre Sleep; Lux aurumque; Sainte-Chapelle; Nox Aurumque
Laura Mvula Father, Father; She; Sing to the moon
Duruflé Ubi caritas et amor
Dufay Ave maris stella

Alongside this concert, the Centre of Performance Science, Royal College of Music & Imperial, will be continuing their research into the effect of singing on the health and well-being of professional singers & audience members. The research culminates in a health symposium taking place on 11th July in Cheltenham Town Hall. This session is your chance to hear about their findings, and to ask: what can we learn about singing’s effect on health and wellbeing through things like saliva samples and electrocardiogram data?