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Royal Albert Hall
|Prom 62: Eric Whitacre and Imogen Heap present a choral concert to make you stagedive|
|Raucous cheering and stamping accompanied Eric Whitacre’s entrance and he looked every bit the part of rock star as he charismatically took to the mic to introduce this evening’s concert. Never before, he told us, had he been to a choral concert that made him seriously consider stagediving. In recent years Whitacre has been something of a poster boy for choral music, helping to transform the image of the genre. Working in a similar vein to Tavener, Pärt and Górecki, Whitacre prefers to set secular texts and his ‘virtual choir’ projects have enabled him to reach a far wider audience.|
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