If you would like to sing with Bob Chilcott, there are many opportunities for singing days and festivals both for individuals and for choirs. Forthcoming dates are listed below please follow the link to talk with the organiser of the event which interests you. In case of problems, or to invite Bob to work with your singers, email Val Withams or call +44 (0)1494 866389, to discuss the options.
June 2018

June 2018, London
10.00 – 5.00

Preliminary workshop for singers who plan to participate in The Really Big Chorus' Summer Singday on 8 July in London's Royal Albert Hall. An opportunity to work with Bob on the concert repertoire, Felix Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise and Gabriel Fauré's Requiem.

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24 – 6 July 2018

Eugene OR

Bob's biannual visit to Oregon for the children's and youth choir festivals, PICFEST, where he will work with young singers towards their performance in the final concert. Repertoire includes In the heart of the world, Remember Me, Like a Rainbow, and MLK.

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July 2018

Royal Albert Hall, London
11.00 – 9.30

Bob returns to work with The Really Big Chorus for their Summer Singday in which he conducts Fauré's Requiem, 50 years after the release of the King's College, Cambridge recording on which he sang the Pie Jesu. Also on the programme is the rarely-performed choral masterpiece from Mendelssohn, Hymn of Praise.

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16 - 17

BBC Maida Vale Studios

Bob rehearses and records music for Christmas with the BBC Singers, for whom he is Chief Guest Conductor.

28 - 3 August

Tallinn, Europa Cantat

Bob visits Estonia for the twentieth triennial festival for youth choirs for Europa Cantat, where he conducts the girls' choir in rehearsals and a concert which includes Can you hear me?

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September 2018
7 - 9


Bob returns to the Czech Republic to work with Domino. The weekend concludes with a concert at 11am on Sunday 9 September.


10.00 – 5.30

Come and Sing day for Waverley Care, featuring the young singers of the Inverclyde Choirs, at St Cuthbert's Church, Edinburgh. The repertoire centres on pieces which combine mixed and upper-voice choirs, and includes Like a Singing Bird, Five Days that Changed the World, and Evening Hymn.

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London and Birmingham

Bob's next project with the BBC Singers culminates with four performances on BBC Music Day, Friday 28 September.


10.00 – 4.30

A Come and Sing day for Devon and Cornwall hosted by the Plymouth Philharmonic Choir. Repertoire includes his Gloria and The Real of Heart as well as a popular favourite from Handel, Zadok the Priest.

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October 2018


In preparation for the world première of Move him into the sun on Sunday 4 November, Bob conducts a workshop day for participants. Honouring the centenary of the death of Wilfred Owen, this work is placed in a concert of other musical settings of the first world war poet, in Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.



Come and Sing in Corbridge with the North East RSCM.



Bob returns to Japan for concerts in Osaka celebrating the 80th birthday Mr Keiichi Assai, conductor of the celebrated Kyoto Echo Choir. Includes the world première of Because it was you, newly composed for the birthday celebrations.

November 2018


Bob conducts the world première of the new commission, Move him into the sun, which sets poetry by Wilfred Owen to mark the centenary of his death, just days before the armistice. Massed choirs from the Shropshire area are brought together by Shrewsbury Bookfest, with instrumentalists from Shrewsbury School. The concert takes place in Theatre Severn.

8 - 11


Bob conducts a residency with the Toronto Children's Choir, culminating with a concert on Sunday 11 November.


Great Missenden
10.00 – 4.30

Come and Sing with Bob in the Parish Church of Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, exploring music for Advent and Christmas. Wenceslas is an eight-movement work newly arranged for choir and brass quintet, and is paired with The Advent Candle and Jesus, Springing.

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December 2018
1 - 2


Come and Sing morning at Koorschool Delft exploring music suitable for Christmas. In the afternoon, experienced singers are invited to form a chamber choir to rehearse for a concert on Sunday.



Bob conducts the Huddersfield Choral Society's Christmas concert. The choir is joined by Black Dyke Band for an uplifting start to the Christmas season.

15 - 16

Bob and John Rutter share the conducting for the BBC Singers' Christmas concerts in Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, and in the Barbican Centre.