for SATB (with divisions) and viola obbligato Beach is taken from the song cycle 'Songs for Seven Storeys', which Bob Chilcott wrote to celebrate the opening of the New Evelina Children's Hospital. Combining a nostalgic melody with a haunting viola obbligato, this introspective song beautifully captures the memory of the seaside.
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.