Association Of British Choral Directors

Singing Day

Saturday 7th March 2015

With Bob Chilcott

Fulwood Methodist Church, Preston

10.15am - 4pm

Bob ChilcottA day working with Bob on his St John Passion. The setting is an hour-long work telling the story of Christ's trial and Crucifixion using the text from St John's Gospel. It was written for the Choir of Wells Cathedral, accompanied by nine instruments (or organ), for performance as part of the Palm Sunday services.

Bob writes: "I was fortunate as a singer to perform the Evangelist role in both the great Passions of Bach a number of times. I also remember as a boy chorister in King's College, Cambridge, singing the simpler Renaissance versions of the Passion chanted by the Dean and Chaplain of the Chapel in Holy Week. It is the austerity, the agony, and ultimately the grace of this story that has inspired me to write this piece."

The additional texts are taken from English poems from the 13th to the early 17th Centuries and set as meditations. There are also five well-known Passiontide hymn texts which are designed to be sung by the choir and audience or congregation together.

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