Lunchtime Concert: Charnwood Voices
Wednesday 24th April
13:05 - 13:45
Description:Free lunchtime concert held in the Nave. Retiring collection with donations welcome. CHARNWOOD VOICES is an auditioned SATB choir of some 45 voices based in Charnwood, Leicestershire. Founded as Shepshed Singers in 1977, the choir has gained a well-deserved reputation for performing neglected and unfamiliar music as well as better known and popular pieces, both sacred and secular. The choir became ‘Charnwood Voices’ in 2016. The choir mostly performs a capella, but every two years performs larger works with an orchestra. Charnwood Voices also undertakes tours every other Easter, either to continental Europe or in Britain. They have been privileged to perform in Notre Dame, Barcelona Cathedral, the Duomo in Florence, Chartres Cathedral, York Minster and many other beautiful churches. This year the choir is looking forward to their tour to Somerset and performing in Wells Cathedral, Bath Abbey, St. Michael’s Church, Bath and All Saints Church, Weston-super-Mare. Nicholas Scott-Burt enjoys a busy and varied freelance career as a composer, conductor, organist and pianist. He has been Music Director of Charnwood Voices since 2015, and also conducts Daventry Choral Society. He is organist and accompanist in residence at Bablake School, Coventry, where he teaches piano (classical and jazz), organ and composition as well as teaching at Uppingham School and the Robert Smyth Academy in Market Harborough; in addition he is a classical and jazz examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.