Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Oratorio
Back to plan A
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we have had to postpone the workshop with Bob Chilcott once again until 11-12 December.
This means that we can go back to plan A: the performance of Chilcott’s Christmas Oratorio.
Last year, we enthusiastically announced a special workshop: the performance of Bob Chilcott’s Christmas Oratorio, conducted by the composer himself. It was to be the Dutch première. Unfortunately, Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works so that not only did we have to reschedule the workshop, but we were also going to be performing another of Chilcott’s works. Now that we also have to move that workshop, we’re going back to the original plan.
In December, Bob is coming to the Netherlands to perform his Christmas Oratorio with us. Fingers crossed that it goes ahead this time!
The workshop is intended for advanced amateur singers. Together they will form a project choir. Those who had already applied to sing the Christmas Oratorio last year will be the first to be considered for the selection.
How exactly the workshop will take shape depends on whether it can actually go ahead, in what form, how many singers, with orchestral accompaniment or perhaps only organ accompaniment, audience size, et cetera.
About Bob Chilcott
Chilcott has conducted choirs in more than 30 countries and has worked with thousands of amateur singers in a series of singing days. His work is available as sheet music from Oxford University Press; recordings by many leading British choirs and ensembles have been released by various labels (see bobchilcott.com under ‘recordings’).
What we experienced ourselves at Koorschool Delft when Bob led a singing day here in 2018 was that apart from being a hugely enthusiastic and inspiring conductor, he is also an incredibly nice and sympathetic person. It is an absolute joy to sing under his leadership.
Information and tickets
Masterworkshop en concert:
To be announced at a later date.
Master workshop: Saturday 11 December 2021
Concert: Sunday 12 December 2021
Not yet known.
It is not yet possible to sign up. A date will be made known in due course.