"Eric Whitacre Extravaganza" Live Concert Recording (download card)

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Hear the world premiere of Eric Whitacre’s Nox Aurumque on this uniqute live recording of the complete “Eric Whitacre Extravaganza” concert. Choral superstar Eric Whitacre conducts the VocalEssence Chorus and Ensemble Singers, joined by The St. Olaf Choir and the 160-voice Minnesota Honors Choir, in a performance featuring many of his greatest hits. This performance was recorded live in concert at Orchestra Hall on Sunday, March 22, 2009.

Nox Aurumque (world premiere) - watch it on YouTube!
Cloudburst - watch it on YouTube!

Track Listing
All works by Eric Whitacre, unless otherwise noted.

1 Ehre sei Gott, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - The St. Olaf Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor)
2 Loch Lomond, arr. Jonathan Quick - The St. Olaf Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor)
3 Eric Whitacre’s Comments
4 A Boy and A Girl - The St. Olaf Choir
5 Eric’s Comments
6 Water Night -The St. Olaf Choir
7 Eric’s Comments
8 The Seal Lullaby -The St. Olaf Choir
9 Eric’s Comments
10 When David Heard - VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers
11 With a Lily in Your Hand - VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
12 Eric’s Comments
13 Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine - VocalEssence Ensemble Singers
14 Eric’s Comments
15 Nox Aurumque (world premiere) - VocalEssence Ensemble Singers & The St. Olaf Choir (watch it on YouTube!)

~Intermission~

16 Philip Brunelle’s Comments
17 Oh, Dear What Can the Matter Be?, arr. Norman Luboff - Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Philip Brunelle, conductor)
18 For the Sake of the Children, Jeffrey Ames - Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Anton Armstrong, conductor; Charles Gray, viola)
19 Gloria from The World Beloved, Carol Barnett - Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Sigrid Johnson, conductor)
20 Eric’s Comments
21 Lux Aurumque - Minnesota High School Honors Choir
22 Eric’s Comments
23 Animal Crackers Vol. 1 - Minnesota High School Honors Choir
The Panther
The Cow
The Firefly
24 Eric’s Comments
25 Animal Crackers Vol. 2 (Midwest premiere) - Minnesota High School Honors Choir
The Canary
The Eel
The Kangaroo
26 Eric’s Comments
27 Five Hebrew Love Songs - Minnesota High School Honors Choir (Charles Gray, violin)
A Picture
Light Bride
Mostly
What snow!
Tenderness
28 Eric’s Comments
29 Cloudburst - VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, and the Minnesota High School Honors Choir (watch it on YouTube!)
30 Eric’s Comments
31 Sleep - VocalEssence Chorus & Ensemble Singers, The St. Olaf Choir, and the Minnesota High School Honors Choir