Festival of Church Music – Darien, Connecticut
Festival of Church Music Featuring Bob Chilcott
Noroton Presbyterian Church
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
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Bob Chilcott, one of the most widely performed choral composers in the world, has been described by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British Choral Music.” Mr. Chilcott has composed sacred and secular repertoire for both adults and children. His compositions vary from large-scale, multi-movement works to anthems of a few pages. In addition to a successful career as a composer, Mr. Chilcott has performed professionally as a singer and conductor. He was a tenor with the King’s Singers for many years, conductor of the chorus of the Royal College of Music from 1997 until 2004, and, since 2002, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers. He has conducted choirs throughout the U.S., Canada, Korea, Iceland, and Europe.
Mr. Chilcott’s composition, The King Shall Rejoice, was featured in the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey. The composer’s St. John Passion, 2013, offers a perception of the passion story that combines the passion narrative with hymns. A recent, major choral work published in March, 2016, is The Voyage, collaboration between Chilcott and author Charles Bennett. The composition was commissioned by Age UK Oxfordshire, an organization that provides essential services for older people in many areas of living. The composition is intended to bring young and old together and to highlight some of the challenges faced in the voyage through life on a journey made by boat.
The Festival program features a representative group of Mr. Chilcott’s sacred anthems. Church Music Institute is pleased to honor Bob Chilcott for his worthy contribution to the choral arts, specifically in the area of church music, as a composer and conductor of sacred music that is spiritually and beautifully uplifting for Christian worship.
Tickets are $15 for adults. Children 12 and under are free with purchase of adult tickets. Tickets will be available at "Will Call" the evening of the concert. All tickets are General Admission - - - no reserved seating.
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