Innovative, captivating, exquisite, exciting, an amazing cornucopia of delights: all words that choristers enunciated to describe Eric Whitacre’s music. The choral world's phenom, it seems daily that Whitacre’s music garners him new fans. What is so special about his music? Well, it embodies charm yet conveys arresting directness. It’s singable yet somehow still provides challenges for singers.
Whitacre has an affinity for connecting, with listeners and with performers. Just look at the Gangnam style-like interest generated by his Virtual Choir series project. He’s rejuvenating the next generation of the world choral community.
This concert was the hottest event in the 2012-2013 Vancouver choral scene. Dally in Whitacre’s musical world and you may find you lose track of time. But you’ll be rewarded.
Vancouver Chamber Choir
Lafayette String Quartet
Focus! Choir of College and University Singers
Special Whitacre Choir of Secondary School Singers
Stephen Smith piano
Eric Whitacre Conductor
Grant Rowledge Producer
Gary Morgan Recording Engineer