Eric Whitacre Singers Live in London

Eric Whitacre Singers Live in London

Eric Whitacre returns to the Union Chapel in Islington on December 6, with his professional choir the Eric Whitacre Singers.

The concert will include some of Whitacre's much loved choral music, as well as some seasonal favourites. These will be interspersed with a selection of readings, read by special guests james Jolly (Editor and Chief of Gramophone), Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill (master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University) and Josie D'Arby (actress and television presenter). These readings will be written by budding writers and poets who have sent Whitacre their words on the theme of winter or the Christmas season.

Thursday December 6, 8pm
Union Chapel
Compton Avenue, Islington, London N1 2XD

Eric Whitacre Singers
Eric Whitacre, conductor


Whitacre Oculi Omnium
Whitacre Alleluia
Trad. O Christmas Tree
Whitacre Little Tree
Trad. Hark the Herald
Whitacre Lux Aurumque
Poulenc Soir de Neige
Barber Sure on this Shining Night
Adam O Holy Night
Trad. The First Nowell
Praetorius Lo, How a Rose
Dufay Ave Maris Stella
Trad. Little Drummer Boy
Trad. The Twelve Days of Christmas
Reger Maria Wiegenlied
Tavener The Lamb


Eric Whitacre is a Grammy-award winning pioneer of 21st century composition who has a rare talent; combining originality with popularity. The innovation that he has brought to the music world through his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs has captured the imagination of millions worldwide, as well as visionaries in the digital space. He is one of the most performed composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public speaker with a wide spectrum of media and corporate engagements across the globe. A versatile composer, Eric has written for the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, BBC Proms, Chanticleer, Julian Lloyd Webber and the Philharmonia Orchestra, Berlin Rundfunkchor and he co-wrote the Mermaid Theme for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides with legendary film composer, Hans Zimmer. An exceptional orator, Eric was honoured to address the U.N. leaders programme and the revered TED conference in Long Beach CA where he earned the first full standing ovation of the conference. He has addressed audiences worldwide, including leading universities, The Economist and Seoul Digital Forum. In October 2012, Eric presented his Virtual Choir at the Founders conference alongside a discussion with the co-founder of YouTube, Jawed Karim. Eric has been invited to address the World Economic Conference, Davos, in January 2013, to lead a discussion on the role of arts in society and the impact of technology on the arts.

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