Reading Session

Choral Music for Our Time – the Sacred and Secular Works of Patrick Hawes

13. September 2019, 14:00 bis 15:30 Uhr

Hannover Congress Centrum | Raum 17

The number-one selling Royal composer Patrick Hawes leads an inspirational session focussing on his choral music. Speaking in both English and German, he will introduce participants to the sublime style in his works, ranging from the uplifting and dynamic collection “Song of Songs” through to his honest and gentle setting of “Quanta Qualia” written for Voces8. The course will be of interest to SATB and SSAA choirs as it presents some of the key pieces from Hawes' wide-ranging repertoire, covering a cappella pieces as well as works for choir and full orchestra published by Novello, Walton Music and Hawes Music. By singing through his beautiful works, participants will discover why his rich harmonic textures and spiritual approach to the setting lyrics enthrals audiences worldwide.


In Kooperation mit Hal Leonard Europe.




  • Patrick Hawes

    Patrick Hawes is an English composer who has made his mark as a torchbearer of the English musical tradition. He is best known for writing the “Highgrove Suite” for HRH Prince Charles, for being Composer in Residence at UK’s largest classical music station, Classic FM, and for the Number One albums “Angel” and “The Great War Symphony”. Among others, he has written for Voces8, The King’s Singers, Sarah Brightman and the Choir of New College Oxford. Most recently, he has written “The Great War Symphony” to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. It received its world premiere in London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed a month later by the US premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall.

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