Joseph Wicks founded The Beaufort Singers in November 2016. This choir of Cambridge Choral Scholars gave three concerts over the following year in the Chapel of St John’s College, including a complete performance of Rachmaninov’s All-Night Vigil and James MacMillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross.
After a small break during which Joseph relocated to Truro, The Beaufort Singers will reform for the inaugural Boxgrove Choral Festival on 27-29 August 2018. The Festival will take place in the stunning Boxgrove Priory on the south coast near Chichester, a place which Joseph knows well from CD recordings with his school choir at the nearby Lancing College, as well as from concerts given there by The Gesualdo Six.
The music will include a specially commissioned Nunc Dimittis by choir member and emerging young composer Piers Kennedy, to be premiered at Choral Evensong. Other music will see the choir return to its favourite composers James MacMillan and Rachmaninov, as well as works by Byrd, Neil Cox, Golovanov, Harris, Howells, Mouton, Arvo Pärt, Giles Swayne and choir member & Director of The Gesualdo Six, Owain Park. The singers will predominantly be the same close friends of Joseph’s from his Cambridge days that sang those first concerts.
Grab your tickets to the concert here. Admission to the services is free.
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Joseph Wicks and The Beaufort Singers are hugely grateful for any support that might be given towards the costs of the festival. Any enquiries should be directed here.