Pembroke College and their Director of Music, Anna Lapwood, are excited to announce a new partnership with composer & conductor Eric Whitacre, beginning in January 2022. As Visiting Composer, Eric will be working with Pembroke's choirs on a number of projects, and alongside his work with the choirs behind closed doors we are pleased to be able to open two events to the general public, free of charge.
At 9pm on 5th January, Eric will be conducting the Chapel Choir in a service of Compline. This short, candlelit service will include two of the Chapel Choir's favourite pieces: Sleep and Lux Aurumque. The service will be followed by drinks in the Chapel cloister. If you would like to attend then please click 'going' on the FB event so that we have an idea of numbers.
At the end of the residency, Eric will be working with Anna and the Chapel Choir to run a workshop for young singers. The workshop is open to anyone aged 14-18 and will feature two of Eric's most popular works: Sing Gently & The Seal Lullaby.
We are so excited about this collaboration and can't wait to work with Eric in the new year!