Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Louise Fryer
American composer Eric Whitacre has written some of the most widely sung, ravishingly scored, and greatly talked-about choral music of the last few years - especially through the pieces performed by his online Virtual Choir. Tonight his own choral group joins forces with the BBC Singers for a feast of music mainly by Whitacre himself.
The Prom includes several of the composer's best-known pieces plus two new works, and also includes music by Leonard Bernstein together with three classic spiritual arrangements by Moses Hogan - both of them fellow countrymen. With the rich acoustics of the Albert Hall, and the thrilling sound of the 48-voice combined choirs, this will be a choral feast of a concert.
Eric Whitacre: Alleluia
Eric Whitacre: Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
J S Bach arr. E London: Bach Again
Eric Whitacre: Higher, Faster, Stronger (BBC commission: world Premiere)
Imogen Heap arr. Eric Whitacre: The Listening Chair (world premiere)
Hogan: Three Spirituals
Eric Whitacre: Cloudburst
Eric Whitacre: Sleep
Imogen Heap (vocals)
Hila Plitmann (soprano)
Christopher Glynn (piano)
Eric Whitacre Singers
Eric Whitacre (conductor).