Two major choral artists collaborate on record for the first time. Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre is releasing a brand new album with world-renowned VOCES8 – his ‘dream vocal group’ – for the first time.
The two powerhouses in the choral world had never worked together until The Sacred Veil in 2019 and have a combined audience of over 1.2 Million. With Eric conducting throughout, it includes a world premiere recording of his new piece, All Seems Beautiful to Me, as well as a new recording of one of his most popular pieces – The Seal Lullaby The album also features the 12-movement cantata, The Sacred Veil, with text by Eric’s long-time friend and collaborator, Charles Anthony (Tony) Silvestri.
It tells the story of the death of Tony’s young wife from ovarian cancer. VOCES8 are currently nominated for a Grammy with ‘The Lost Birds’ & the album comes as Eric celebrates 30 years of composing. Eric said of working with VOCES8: “As a composer, having the chance to have my music brought to life by musicians of this calibre is all I could ever hope for. I was conducting with tears in my eyes, saying to myself ‘This is how I always dreamed it would sound.’ It was almost unreal.”