The musical heritage from Bob Chilcott's country’s is deep and rich, and choral music has sat at its heart for hundreds of years, holding a special place in British Churches, Cathedrals, and in British communities. Bob was singing in the choir of King’s College, Cambridge as a chorister and a choral scholar, and his passion for English choral music stretches back to that childhood, where they would sing different music each day of the week, and where they would be privileged to work with composers such as Benjamin Britten as they composed the music which has sealed their reputations across the world.
After his studies Bob sang professionally in London, and worked as a writer and arranger. He spent 12 years between 1985 and 1997 writing for and singing with the King’s Singers. In 1995 Bob's music was accepted for publication by Oxford University Press, and he became a house composer with them, and started to conduct his own music. In 1997 Bob left the King’s Singers to work full time as a composer and conductor and over the past 20 years he has worked with singers and choirs in more than 30 countries, and with many thousands of singers in Britain through a continuing series of singing days.
At Coralua 2023 you will explore music with him which he feels is a contemporary development of the great British choral tradition. You will look together at how maintaining the vocal line will bring the texts and the words to life. Most of all, you will enrich each other and have fun singing together.