Christopher Gabbitas, conductor
Adoration, faithfulness, dedication, longing: humanity’s expression of spiritual and worldly devotion has inspired choral composers since before the Renaissance – and for sixty years, the Phoenix Chorale has honored many of their works in performance. In ‘Pathways of Devotion,’ Christopher Gabbitas presents exquisite representations of spiritual adoration and worldly affection from the last 500 years. Featuring music from Purcell to Pärt, Mendelssohn to Larsen, the program concludes with five musical valentines: folk songs from Britain and the Americas, originally arranged for The King’s Singers.
Thank you for all who attended!
February 22, 2019 I 7:30 pm Friday – WEST VALLEY
American Lutheran Church I 17200 Del Webb Blvd., Sun City
February 23, 2019 I 7:30 pm Saturday – CENTRAL PHOENIX
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral I 100 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
February 24, 2019 I 3:00 pm Sunday – PARADISE VALLEY
Camelback Bible Church I 3900 E. Stanford Dr., Paradise Valley
For Pathways of Devotion, we welcome guest conductor and Search Finalist Christopher Gabbitas. Double Grammy-winning artist Christopher Gabbitas has spent the last fifteen years as a member of The King’s Singers, performing almost 2,000 concerts worldwide, conducting in excess of 500 masterclasses, and appearing on over thirty commercial recordings. Trained in the English choral tradition from an early age as a boy-chorister and later a choral scholar at St. John’s College, Cambridge University, Christopher began to direct and train ensembles as a teenager. A UK-qualified attorney, he recently announced he would step down from The King’s Singers to take a position of Artist Professor at the University of Redlands, teaching a new Master’s degree course focusing on elite choral performance along with music business education. Read Christopher’s full bio >
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