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Dec. 24, 2018: “The Shepherds Sing” by Bob Chilcott

Tonight’s Music: The anthem is a relatively new work, and brand new to our choir, by Bob Chilcott (b. 1955), who sang tenor for 12 years in The King’s Singers and is one of the leading choral composers in Britain. “The Shepherds Sing” begins with an arpeggiated piano accompaniment with solo instrument, Warren Chapman’s saxophone, and the first section of the vocal part is sung by soloists Tricia Vesely and Kate Post. The other women join in and then, about halfway through the piece, the men join. The soaring melody is accompanied with many chords built in fourths, creating an open sonority. David Boelzner