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John Rutter Conducts St. Charles Singers - English Choral Music

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: Professional Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
The distinguished English choral composer and choir leader John Rutter will be guest conductor for the St. Charles Singers’ season-finale concerts, “An Evening of English Choral Music,” to be presented at 7:30 p.m. on May 22 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wheaton, Illinois and at 7 p.m. on May 23 at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. Mr. Rutter will lead the choir in works by Benjamin Britten, Robert Pearsall, Charles Stanford, and Ralph Vaughan Williams and will also conduct a set of his own folk song arrangements.

According to an article in Grove Music Online, John Rutter “has become probably the most popular and widely performed [choral] composer of his generation.”  It goes on to say, “Rutter’s particular gift is for skilled craftsmanship and memorable phrase” and that “his music typically breathes a gentle and melodious spirit.”

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