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Eric Whitacre

Publisher: Chester Music

The texture is so personal, the quiet passages so intimate, and the silence so profound ... Whitacre’s gorgeous music seems like holy balm. I, for one, am grateful for the experience. - Jason Victor Serinus, San Francisco Classical Voice


...what hits you straight between the eyes is the honesty, optimism and sheer belief that passes any pretension. This is music that can actually make you smile. - Robert Hollingworth, BBC
Key Works:
Career Highlights:
  • 2011 the Virtual Choir 2.0 is launched on YouTube, with a performance of Sleep
  • 2010 signs deal with Decca. Light & Gold Album released
  • 2010 makes UK conducting debut at the Barbican
  • 2010 Composer in Residence at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • 2009 Lux Aurumque as a Virtual Choir performance launched on YouTube
  • 2007 Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings earned Whitacre a ASCAP Richard Rodgers Award and received 10 nominations at the 2007 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Awards
  • 2006 release of Grammy Nominated album Cloudburst on the Hyperion Label
  • 1999 composes the iconic Sleep
  • 1991 writes first choral piece Go, lovely Rose





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