Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.
This is Chilcott doing what he does rather well: writing music for massed singers - in this case for Chorus America's 30th anniversary confrerence and auction - who can learn it quickly and belt it out together, and a rollicking good time is had by all. The piece is in the Chilcott 'friendly' style; nothing to overly worry anyone, and nice tunes in all parts, which are shared around ... A surefire winner for SSA choirs in schools up and down the country. Music Teacher, January 2009