The Chelmsford Singers enjoy opportunities to work with composers on their music, and it was very special to have James Whitbourn with us for our first performance of Annelies – his breadth of musical knowledge and ability to create moods make this a very moving and dramatic work and we enjoyed his presence and encouragement in rehearsal and the pre-concert talk he gave as part of the performance.

His musical influence was huge both in the UK and in the USA and he will be greatly missed – we were pleased to have met him and sung his beautiful music which will live on.