Emens Auditorium

Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m.

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 Australasia.

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.


Tickets - General Admission
Tickets are FREE at the Emens Box Office

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All dates/times are subject to cancellation/change.