by Bob Chilcott -
'... the singing has a transcendent quality ...'
Born in 1955, Bob Chilcott is one of Britain's foremost choral composers. With his background in church and, later, collegiate music and the support of a religious family, it is certainly no surprise that Chilcott's composing career has focused mainly on sacred choral works. His involvements as a tenor singer with the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the world-famous King's Singers were also a source of inspiration that strengthened his resolve to write in this particular genre.
The 2010 Requiem, which is dedicated to his niece Samantha Verschueren, who died at the age of just twenty-three while Chilcott was composing the piece, is a serenely reflective work...
Copyright © 30 April 2012