Nifty NYC is partnering with Distinguished Concerts International New York to give away two tickets to the Sunday, April 10th “The Music of Eric Whitacre and Friends” concert. To be entered into the drawing, just follow @niftynyc and tweet the following message by 5:00pm EST on Thursday, April 7th, 2011:
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Eric Whitacre, the creator of the groundbreaking Virtual Choir, leads a live concert showcasing top young vocal talent from 10 choirs around the country. This concert is the brainchild of Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith of Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY), whose mission is to present heart-stopping, innovative choral music at prestigious venues across the world.
New York City’s PS22 Staten Island choir has just joined the event and will be singing Whitacre’s “Seal Lullaby.” Fresh from their Oscar show performance, the PS22 choir has been making waves with unique renditions of pop tunes, standards and original compositions. The group of 65 fifth graders won the 2010 Webby Award for Artist of the Year, and has performed with everyone from Katy Perry to Passion Pit to Tori Amos. Their director Gregg Breinberg says, “kids have stuff they need to express and get out and chorus is the best form for that.”
Eric Whitacre is the acclaimed composer and conductor behind such works as the groundbreaking electro-musical Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings, the Pirates of the Caribbean IV score with Hans Zimmer and an internet choir selected from over two thousand voices from dozens of countries. His sheet music sales rival the likes of Bon Jovi, Bach and the Beatles.