Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott!
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
The Falls Church Episcopal Church, 115 E. Fairfax Street, Falls Church, VA
Choral directors and singers alike will want to attend this unique event with world-renowned composer Bob Chilcott, who will lead reading sessions to include his beloved Jesus, Springing, his newer pieces, as well as a work by fellow British composer Francis Pott. Bob Chilcott works extensively as a conductor with choirs and festivals around the world, and his “Sing with Bob” presentations are engaging, fun, and accessible to all. The workshop also will feature a “Composer Q&A” session with both Bob and Francis.
There will be two singing sessions in the morning, followed by lunch and then the Composer Q & A. A final singing session to review and enjoy the pieces learned in the morning sessions will wrap-up the day. A box lunch and music are included in the registration fee. Ample free parking is available in church lots accessible from E. Fairfax Street or from Broad Street.
Don’t miss this chance to sing and learn from one of the most popular contemporary choral composers in the world.
More about Bob…
“As a composer, conductor, and singer, Bob Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong association with choral music, first as a chorister and choral scholar in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and for 12 years as a member of the King’s Singers. He became a full-time composer in 1997, and has produced a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs which is published by Oxford University Press. His most often performed pieces include Can you hear me?, A Little Jazz Mass, Requiem, and the St John Passion.
Bob has conducted choirs in more than 30 countries worldwide and has worked with many thousands of amateur singers across the UK in a continuing series of Singing Days. For seven years he was conductor of the Chorus of The Royal College of Music in London and since 2002 he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers. In 2017 Bob was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by The Royal School of Church Music and in 2019 takes up the role of Principal Conductor Birmingham University Singers.
His music has been widely recorded by leading British choirs and groups including The King’s Singers, King’s College, Cambridge, Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The Sixteen, Tenebrae, The BBC Singers, The Bach Choir, Commotio, and Ora. In 2016 he enjoyed a collaboration with the celebrated singer Katie Melua on the album In Winter. In 2017 two new discs were released by Commotio and Choralis – All Good Things on Naxos, and In Winter’s Arms on Signum, his first recording collaboration with an American choir. Newer recording projects are with the BBC Singers, Houston Chamber Choir, and Wroclaw Philharmonic Choir.”
“A contemporary hero of British choral music.” — The Observer
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Saturday, April 18, 2020, 6:00 pm
Tyson’s Corner Marriott, 8028 Leesburg Pike, Tysons, VA
$325 per person / $3000 for a table of 10
Tickets available through April 10th at this link.