An Interview with Eric Whitacre

April 1, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Eric Whitacre (Photo: Marc Royce)

Composer and conductor Eric Whitacre is a giant in the field of choral music. On the occasion of the release of a new album of his works recorded by Voces8, he comes to WFMT to share the history of the Virtual Choir, discuss the importance of accessibility in classical music, and tell the poignant story which inspired The Sacred Veil. Explore Eric Whitacre’s website HERE.

Watch a recording session for the new album Home below.


All works composed by Eric Whitacre unless otherwise indicated.

Sing Gently

Lux Aurumque
Virtual Choir 1

This Marriage

“Little Man in a Hurry” from The City and the Sea
2015 Illinois Honors Chorus
Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe

Marin Gore/Depeche Mode arr. Eric Whitacre: Enjoy the Silence
Eric Whitacre Singers

Go, Lovely Rose

The Scared Veil
XI. You Rise, I Fall
XII. Child of Wonder
Emma Denton, cello
Christopher Glynn, piano