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In This Wondrous Burst of Starlight

Story written by David McConnell

Dec 14, 2022

Vox Philia begins its second decade with a special concert featuring internationally acclaimed composer Will Todd. In 2018 the choir commissioned a new carol from Todd to celebrate our tenth anniversary, and the work will be premiered in this concert: In This Wondrous Burst of Starlight.

Todd’s anthem, The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations with a TV audience of 45 million people. His breakthrough work, Mass in Blue (originally titled Jazz Mass), has been performed hundreds of times all over the world. He has collaborated with award winning choirs The Sixteen and Tenebrae, as well as with the Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Opera Holland Park, BBC Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, The Bach Choir, St Martin’s Voices.

The program includes several other works by Todd, as well as two other carols commissions by local composer David Himes and Bucks County native Peter de Mets.

Join us for this celebratory evening on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 7:30 pm at Immanuel UCC, 99 South Waverly Street, Shillington 19607. All ticket revenue will be donated to will be donated to SafeBerks and New Journey Community Outreach.

Purchase tickets at: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/voxphilia/779542 or at the door.

Special guests:

  • Wilson High School Select Choir, Emily Fredericks, conductor
  • Singers from Berk Youth Chorus, Sarah Kreider & Sam Barge, conductors
  • Eric Plutz, organist

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