Tips from the composer for the Chamber Choir

The School’s Chamber Choir are looking forward to singing a modern carol at QE’s annual carol service – after receiving a few tips from the composer.

Will Todd, a British composer best known for writing an anthem, The Call of Wisdom, which featured in the Diamond Jubilee Thanksgiving Service, came to QE to give a workshop.

Music teacher Rebecca Lancelot said: “The boys learnt how to add nuance to their singing in the way Mr Todd intended, and were left with a real sense of achievement when he complimented the singers on their sound.”

""The Chamber Choir will sing Mr Todd’s My Lord has Come at the Service of Nine Lessons & Carols at St John's Church, Barnet, on Wednesday 18th December at 7.30pm.

Mr Todd, who is also known as a pianist, has worked at the Royal Opera House, The Lincoln Center in New York, London's Barbican and with award-winning choirs The Sixteen and the BBC Singers.

His jazz-inspired choral work, Mass in Blue, has been performed more than 100 times since its 2003 premiere. The Call of Wisdom was sung by the specially formed Diamond Choir at St Paul’s Cathedral at the Diamond Jubilee service.