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 Bob Chilcott in which he will lead reading sessions of several of his newer pieces as well as the favorite Jesus, Springing and a work by composer Francis Pott, who also will be in attendance. The workshop will also feature a “Composer Q&A” session with Mr. Chilcott and Mr. Pott. Bob Chilcott works extensively as a conductor with choirs and festivals throughout the world, and his teaching is fun and accessible to all.
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 packet 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