for SSAATTBB unaccompanied The weather, the most quintessentially English of topics, was the inspiration for this work. Chilcott weaves together a tapestry of well-known weather rhymes, such as 'The rain it raineth every day upon the just and the unjust fella', and 'Whether the weather', in a work that is energetic, quirky, and entertaining. His choral writing is inventive and full of character, using layered rhythms and jazzy harmonies. This will be a fun piece to perform, and perfect as a light addition to any concert programme.
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.