Open Rehearsal with Eric Whitacre and NZ Secondary Students’ Choir

25 Sep 2022


Our very own NZSSC will work with Grammy Award-winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre during this Open Rehearsal






Wellington

25 Sep 2022


2pm, The Opera House


$15


OPEN REHEARSAL TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE SOON, OR CAN BE PURCHASED ALONG WITH A CONCERT TICKET

 

In a landmark moment for choral music in Aotearoa New Zealand, Grammy Award winning composer and conductor Eric Whitacre takes the stage in Wellington for on Open Rehearsal with the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir.

Eric Whitacre’s works are programmed worldwide and his ground-breaking Virtual Choirs have united singers from more than 145 countries over the last decade. A graduate of Juilliard School of Music, Eric completed his second term as Artist in Residence with the Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2020 having served five years as Composer in Residence at the University of Cambridge.┬áIn 2021, Eric was named a Yamaha Artist.

Eric will work with and conduct NZSSC on a selection of his own works that the choir will be performing that night at the gala concert.

The 5 pieces the choir is planning to work on are:

  1. Animal Crackers (Vol 1)
  2. Animal Crackers (Vol 2)
  3. Seal Lullaby
  4. Lux Aurumque
  5. Little Birds

Keeping everyone safe

  • Our choir and staff are fully vaccinated
  • There may be restricted audience numbers depending on the colour level of the Protection Framework
  • Bubbles will be spatially distanced
  • Audience will be required to wear masks

If you have any specific questions around our commitment to keep our choir and audience safe, feel free to email choirs@choirsnz.co.nz

 

Presented by arrangement with John Cristian Productions and Music Productions LTD