Concert presented by the Ball State University Choirs and Indiana High School Mass Choir. Special Presentation of "Sleep" including author Charles Anthony Silvestri and illustrator Anne Horjus.
Composer, Conductor, Lecturer
Eric Whitacre is one of the most popular and performed
composers of our time, a distinguished conductor, broadcaster and public
speaker. His first album as both composer and conductor, Light & Gold, won a Grammy® in 2012, had
five star reviews, and became the no. 1 classical album in the US and UK charts
within a week of release. His second album, Water Night, was released in April
2012 and debuted at no. 1 in the iTunes and Billboard classical chart on the
day of release. His compositions are
also feature on multiple other recordings made in Europe, North America and
His ground-breaking Virtual Choir, Lux Aurumque, received
over a million views on YouTube in just 2 months (now 4 million), featuring 185
singers from 12 different countries. Virtual Choir 2.0, Sleep, was released in
April 2011 and involved over 2,000 voices from 58 countries. Virtual Choir 3,
Water Night, received 3,746 submissions from 73 countries and launched at
Lincoln Center, New York and revealed online in April 2012. The latest, Virtual
Choir 4: Fly to Paradise, released in July 2013, received over 8,400
submissions from 101 countries and launched at the Coronation Festival at
Buckingham Palace/BBC 1.
The first piece Mr Whitacre
ever performed – Mozart’s Requiem – changed his life. Inspired to compose, his first piece Go,
Lovely Rose, was completed at the age of 21. He went on to the Juilliard School
(New York), earning his Master of Music degree studying with Pulitzer Prize and
Oscar-winning composer, John Corigliano. Eric has received an Honorary
Patronage from Trinity College Philosophical Society, Dublin and was awarded
Alumnus of the Year 2012 by the University of Las Vegas.
Eric Whitacre is currently Composer in Residence at Sidney
Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK.
Watch the Virtual Choir here for more information or visit Eric Whitacre's website.
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