Project Description

Eric Whitacre Singers

The Eric Whitacre Singers have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of our day. Drawing-in audiences with a wide spectrum of age, interests and backgrounds, the choir performs music from the Renaissance through to the current day, including Lauridsen, Britten and the work of their founder and conductor, Eric Whitacre. They received exceptional and unanimous praise from critics and won a GRAMMY® award for Best Choral Performance for their debut album, Light & Gold on Decca/Universal. Their second album, Water Night went straight to No.1 in the classical iTunes and Billboard charts. Regularly recording in London’s Abbey Road and Air Studios, the choir feature on Eric’s own label, UNQUIET, and on the soundtracks of Hollywood movies.

Celebrated performers in concert halls and sacred spaces on both sides of the Atlantic, the Eric Whitacre Singers made their BBC Proms debut in 2012 in a programme that included a collaboration with singer/songwriter Imogen Heap. The EWS were honored to sing at the Templeton Prize Laureate Ceremony for Archbishop Desmond Tutu alongside world-renowned singer and songwriter Annie Lennox, and the London African Gospel Choir. They work regularly with British soul superstar Laura Mvula, and featured at iTunes Festival, broadcast live to 119 countries, performing with Hans Zimmer. In 2018 the singers appeared at an experiential installation for fashion designer Anya Hindmarch CBE.