Tuesday, February 28 - 2017
Tickets: $52 for VIP Seating, $42 for Preferred Seating, $28, $15 Ages 30 & under, $10 Duke students for General Admission Seating. Tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in-person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.
“Eric Whitacre is a phenomenon in the music world,” wrote the Sydney Morning Herald, calling him “a composer of thoughtful and genuinely original choral works which are not only challenging and complex, but also hugely popular.” The Juilliard-trained composer and conductor has become a force in the choral genre. He has released chart-topping and GRAMMY-winning albums, toured the world with his all-star ensemble the Eric Whitacre Singers, and assembled the world’s first online virtual choir.
Whitacre brings his virtuoso ensemble to what is sure to be a standing-room-only Duke Chapel, the perfect acoustic match for his ethereal compositions. Fittingly, the program will include his Music for Sacred Spaces, a choral work that integrates solo cello with elements of electronic music. The program also features two transporting classics of his repertoire, Sleep and Lux Aurumque, both of which have become — thanks to their inclusion in Whitacre’s virtual choir project — worldwide choral classics.