Saturday 28 September 2019 – St Olaves Junior School, Queen Anne’s Road, York
We hope this will be of interest to your choir members
After previous successful events, we’re delighted to be hosting another of the hugely popular Bob Chilcott choral workshops, ‘Come and Sing’. Here’s why we hope you’ll join us.
Bob Chilcott has that very rare combination – a fantastic global performing pedigree AND unparalleled talent as a composer and coach. And as a former member of the Kings Singers, Bob is uniquely placed to share some of their exquisite musicianship and wonderful good humour with enthusiastic singers around the country.
More information and booking here.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Delightfully entertaining and always encouraging, Bob will take us through some great singing techniques that really work! And he’ll draw on some of his finest compositions to inspire us through the day (more below).
Here’s what the Royal School of Church Music said about the workshop in 2018:
“Bob Chilcott is a highly experienced and natural music leader, motivating each singer to give their best concentration and to sing whole phrases right from the first encounter with a piece of music. This paid early dividends with lovely shaping and phrases well supported (and well tuned).”
Tickets are selling well and places are limited – please book now.
ABOUT THE DAY
Final details will be sent out once you have registered, but there will be tea, coffee and cold drinks at all breaks, and there is a cafeteria selling snacks and refreshments as an alternative to a packed lunch!
Bob’s workshop will introduce us to a selection of his best works:
- The Little Jazz Mass – a widely acclaimed work that sensitively combines the Latin Missa Brevis with a variety of jazz styles;
- Marriage to My Lady Poverty – a truly beautiful piece we commissioned ourselves in 2012 that enhances the words’ dreamlike character with an irresistible journey to a stirring climax and an idyllic and reposed closure;
- Because it was you – we’re so fortunate to have a taste of this work, composed only last year on commission for the Kyoto Echo Choir;
- Ophelia, Caliban and Miranda – with newly written texts by Charles Bennett, Bob puts a jazzy twist on three leading Shakespearean characters.
Tickets for the whole workshop are just £20 adults, £5 under-18s, students and non-singing guests (limited spaces).
If you have any questions, please get in touch. Alternatively visit the choir website.
We hope to see you there!
With kind regards,
Chapter House Choir
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