Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

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Experience a day's singing with one of the world's most inspirational choral composers and conductors as Bob Chilcott introduces his work 'The Voyage'

Booking deadline: Friday 11 January 2019

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  • Duration: Saturday 19 January 2019, 10am - 4:45pm
  • Venue: Leeds College of Music
  • Fee: £20, £15 (ABCD, RSCM, current LCoM Choral Society members), £8 (under 18's, accompanied by an adult)

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Photo credit: John Bellars

Course overview

Experience a day's singing with one of the world's most inspirational choral composers and conductors as Bob Chilcott introduces his work 'The Voyage'.

No prior knowledge of the music is required and anybody, irrespective of singing ability or experience, is welcome to come and join in. Music will be provided on the day, and its loan is included in the fee. There will be an opportunity to purchase music scores on the day.


The day will be split into three singing workshops and will finish with a performance for friends and family in the Venue at 4PM. All welcome to attend!

  • 10:00AM Arrival
  • 10:30AM Singing Workshop 1
  • 12:00PM Break
  • 12:15PM Singing Workshop 2
  • 1:15PM Break
  • 2:15PM Singing Workshop 3
  • 3:30PM Break
  • 4:00PM Performance for friends and family.

LCoM's café bar will be open for drinks and snacks.

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Photo credit: John Bellars

Bob Chilcott

The day will be led by Bob Chilcott, “a composer whose music invites, comforts, and inspires” (Time Out), “A contemporary hero of British choral music” (The Observer), a composer and conductor who also this year directs choirs in venues in Spain, The Netherlands, Estonia, Japan, and the USA.

His large catalogue of works (published by Oxford University Press) reflects his broad taste in musical styles, and his love of writing for singers. His output ranges from his much-celebrated music for young choirs to a number of larger-scale choral works including his Requiem and St John Passion.  In 2013 he was commissioned to write the anthem for the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

About 'The Voyage'

The Voyage was commissioned by Age UK Oxfordshire as part of a project to highlight and combat loneliness. The singers assume the role of narrator, guiding the listener on a journey made by boat, with nine choral songs presenting their own stories within this larger excursion.

  • Setting Sail
  • My Father's Boat
  • What we did on our holiday
  • Crossing the Equator
  • The Shipping Forecast
  • The Fortunate Isles
  • Cup and Saucer
  • Sailing By
  • Boatsong


Current members of Leeds College of Music's Choral Society, Associated Board of Choral Directors and Royal School of Church Music will be entitled to a reduced fee of £15.

The fee for under 18's, accompanied by an adult is £8

To claim your discount, please ensure you complete the relevant field on the booking form. This will reduce the fee online.





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