Choral Workshop Day with Bob Chilcott
Saturday 20th June 2015
Calling all singers!
Bob Chilcott, a former member of the world famous King’s Singers, has become one of the most widely performed composers of choral music in the world. He has been described as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music”, whose works reflect his wide taste in music styles and his commitment to writing music that is both singable and communicative.
Edington Arts is absolutely delighted that as a fundraiser for the Edington Music Festival, Bob will be taking a workshop on his own St John Passion, premiered in 2013 by Wells Cathedral Choir. This wonderful piece of music is assured of a place among the great sacred compositions of modern times. If you belong to a Choir or Choral Society, you may well find this on your programme in the coming years!
The day will end with a public run-through performance, accompanied on the Priory Church’s amazing new Harrison & Harrison organ by Chris Totney. Soloists will have connections with the recording and/or the Edington Music Festival.
We already have applications from singers in Southampton, Portsmouth, Bath, Burford, Devizes, Melksham and Dundee – yes, Dundee, Scotland – so don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to work with one of the great choral composers and directors of our time!
Click here for an application form; deadline for applications is June 18th.
The cost of the Workshop will be £20, £18 for Edington Angels, and £10 to students in full time education. Please book your workshop places here, and your tickets for the early evening performance through the concert entry.
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Photo by John Bellars