Bob Chilcott: Canticles of Light – NFM Choir

January 30, 2023, 9:00 am

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Hailed by The Observer as “a contemporary hero of British choral music,” composer and conductor Bob Chilcott has enjoyed a lifelong connection with singing and choirs. As a composer, he has a large catalog of music that reflects his broad view of musical styles and genres. Canticles of Light features celebrated composers including Cecilia McDowall, Francis Pott, and James MacMillan. Each work has been carefully selected by conductor Agnieszka Franków-Zelazny. Chilcott says, “Darkness to light is a theme which continues to engage artists, musicians, philosophers, and thinkers through time, and this theme, coupled with thoughts of remembrance, hope, redemption, and acceptance, is the thread that ties together all the music performed on this recording.”