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The European Premiere of The Chelsea Carol, Jan. 25, 2012

January 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm UTC

Wednesday night, Jan. 25th, I’ll be conducting the European premiere of my new work for choir and organ, The Chelsea Carol. 6:45 Vespers service in the Sidney Sussex chapel, Cambridge. (And you’ll get to hear a mountain of other beautiful music performed by Dr. David Skinner and The Choir of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, including Super flumina Babylonis (Palestrina) and Magnificat Primi Toni (De Rore). Join us!

  • Val Lanagan

    I was in Sydney Sussex chapel this evening especially to listen to the Chelsea Carol. I found it very sombre and moving as well as beautifully sung. I would like to know where I could find the words.

  • Richard Anderson

    Hello Mr. Whitacre,
    I have been a fan of your music since hearing Ghost Train in 2001 but have been unable to attend a live performance of your work until this evening’s service at Sidney Sussex. You were too inundated with other well-wishers to shake your hand afterwards, but I wanted to extend my congratulations on the European premiere of The Chelsea Carol. I am fortunate enough to be on a one year visiting student fellowship at Sidney Sussex, and the college choir combined with your repertoire has been one of the highlights of my year in England.