Eric Whitacre brought his award-winning U.K. ensemble, the Eric Whitacre Singers, to the U.S. for only the second time ever … and to the Twin Cities for the first time ever. They toured with a program called Music for Sacred Spaces, and they played an amazing concert at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.
"My idea of this time was instead of going into typical concert halls was to find beautiful cathedrals, churches, these extraordinary spaces that were built for music and for the sound of music and and ultimately human beings in their most aspirational state, looking upwards, looking heavenwards, hoping, [having] optimism," Whitacre says. "And so all of the pieces that I've chosen for the tour fit under that umbrella."
Listen to an encore broadcast of the Eric Whitacre Singers in concert at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Thursday, April 20, starting at 7 p.m. Val Kahler hosts the live broadcast.
ProgramEric Whitacre: Lux Aurumque
Eric Whitacre: Sainte-Chapelle
Anders Hillborg: Mouyayoum
Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
Bach arr. London: Come Sweet Death
Eric Whitacre: A Boy and a Girl
Gregorio Allegri: Miserere
Eric Whitacre: You Rise, I Fall
Sarah Hopkins: Past Life Melodies
Eric Whitacre: Go Lovely Rose