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Bob Chilcott

Living in: England

Described by the Observer newspaper as "a contemporary hero of British choral music", Bob Chilcott has always been immersed in the choral tradition of his country. He sang as a chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and after singing professionally in London and also as a member of the vocal group the King's Singers for 12 years, he became a full-time composer in 1997. He has embraced his career with energy and commitment, not only producing a large catalogue of music for all types of choirs, but also working with singers and choirs in more than 30 countries.


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King's Singers (Former) - Tenor

King's Singers (Former) - Tenor

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BBC Singers : Man I Sing -  Choral Music by Bob Chilcott : 00  1 CD : Bob Chilcott : 100

BBC Singers : Man I Sing - Choral Music by Bob Chilcott

The world-renowned choral composer and conductor Bob Chilcott leads the BBC Singers, as well as the internationally recognised soloists Simone Rebello and Paul Silverthorne, in these new performances of some of his best and most loved choral works. The choir is renowned as an expert ensemble and here they sing splendidly under Chilcott's direction. The selection of music on this disc has been well made to give a good variety of perspectives on Bob Chilcott's choral output - a resourceful composer and one who writes exceptionally well for voices and he is superbly served here by the virtuosity of the BBC Singers. This is a glorious showcase of one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today.

Songlist: The Skin, The Barrel of the Drum, The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer, Gourds and Rattles, The Gong - Gong, My Prayer, O sapientia, O Adonai, O Radix Jesse, O Clavis David, O Oriens, O Rex Gentium, O Emmanuel, The Shepherd's Carol, And Every Stone Shall Cry, Pange Lingua, The Runner, The Last Invocation, One's - Self I Sing, Beach, Simple Pictures of Tomorrow, Weather Report,

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8883c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Accompanied

Bob Chilcott : Making Waves : 00  1 CD : Bob Chilcott : 142

Bob Chilcott : Making Waves

A recording of works by the world renowned choral composer Bob Chilcott. Bob has been involved in choral music for most of his life and since he became a professional composer in 1997 he has had over 100 works published by Oxford University Press. He was hailed by Gramophone magazine as "one of the finest choral composers at work in Britain today." This CD includes tracks with The Sirens, an ensemble of young professional women's voices specially created for this recording. Also featuring are a jazz trio with Alexander Hawkins on piano, Michael Chilcott on bass and Dereck Scurll on drums. The works included here reflect the strong support and interest that Bob's vocal music generates, with commissions from a wide variety of choral societies, children & youth choirs and professional choruses.

Songlist: Circles Of Motion, Like A Rainbow, All Things Pass, Making Waves, The Lily and the Rose, So Fair and Bright, Catch a Falling Star, Swansong 1, Like a Singing Bird, Swansong 2, All for Love of One, Bring Me the Sunset in a Cup, Awake, My Soul, This Day, The Bright Field, O Lord, Support us all the Day Long, Kyrie Eleison, Gloria, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei

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9002c | 1 CD | $17.95

Nordic Chamber Choir : Bob Chilcott - Choral Works : 00  1 CD : Nicol Matt : 100342

Nordic Chamber Choir : Bob Chilcott - Choral Works

Born in 1955, Bob Chilcott has a fast-growing reputation as one of Britain's most popular and accessible composers of choral music. Bob Chilcott has been involved in choral music for most of his life, as a boy chorister and choral scholar at King's College, Cambridge, and as a member of the vocal group The King's Singers for twelve years. Over the past seven years he has poured his energy into the amateur choir world as a composer, conductor and choral clinician, with an emphasis on work with and for young singers. Chilcott has contributed a growing body of work to the repertoire of adult and children's choirs. As reflected in Canticles of Light, Chilcott's gifts are not limited to writing for adults, and he has gained an international reputation for his work with, and compositions for, children and young people. His song with sign language, 'Can you hear me? has become one of the most widely-performed pieces in the children's choir world and in March 2001 Chilcott himself conducted a performance sung by 2000 children at The World of Children's Choirs Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Bob Chilcott continues to be in great demand as a conductor and workshop leader worldwide. As a conductor Bob has worked extensively with choirs and festivals throughout the world. For seven years he was conductor of the 200-voice Chorus at the Royal College of Music in London. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Singers, with whom he works regularly in studio recordings and concerts. He has also guest conducted the RIAS Kammerchor in Berlin, and the Elmer Iseler Singers in Toronto.

Songlist: Come buy, The flower of Cities all, London bells, Composed upon Westminster Bridge, Sept. 3, 1802, Good morrow, The Skin, The Barrel of the Drum, The Two Curved Sticks of the Drummer, Gourds and Rattles, The Gong-Gong, The Runner, Canticles of Light, My Prayer, The Sheperd's Carol, God so loved the world, For him all stars have shone, And So It Goes

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8918c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella

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