Conversational Evensong With Composer John Rutter

Find out what inspires and motivates him at St Nicholas Church

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A Conversational Evensong with well-known composer John Rutter will be held on Sunday 10 September at 6.00pm at St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Chiswick W4 2PH.

Born in London in 1945, John Rutter CBE is a composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.

john rutter the choral composer

He received his first musical education at Highgate School as a chorister and went on to study music at Clare College, Cambridge, where he wrote his first published compositions and conducted his first recording whilst still a student. His Shepherd’s Pipe Carol, written when at Highgate School, has sold more than one million copies in sheet music alone.

He has guest conducted or lectured around the world, in 1980 he was made honorary Fellow of Westminster Choir College, Princetown, and in 1988 a Fellow of the Guild of Church Musicians. In 1996 the Archbishop of Canterbury conferred a Lambeth Doctorate of Music upon him in recognition of his contribution to church music.

An evening of relaxed conversation and worship and music and a chance to find out a little more about John Rutter, what inspires and motivates him.

Canapes will be offered after the service. All welcome.

September 9, 2017

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