Joseph’s upcoming move

Joseph conducting The Beaufort Singers in June 2017. Copyright Sapphire Armitage

It was announced last month that Musical Director of The Beaufort Singers and Artistic Director of the Boxgrove Choral Festival, Joseph Wicks, will be leaving Truro Cathedral this summer.

Joseph says:

“I will be deeply sad to leave Truro. It is an extraordinary place, a true musical hub in beautiful Cornwall. The cathedral’s Father Willis organ will be particularly hard to leave behind, as will my work with the cathedral choir – boy and girl choristers, choral scholars and lay vicars. In Christopher Gray, the cathedral’s director of music, I know that I have a great friend as well as a huge inspiration to me. It has been such a joy to work with him to maintain and enrich the amazing choral tradition of the cathedral. I extend my sincere, heartfelt thanks to all my colleagues and best wishes for the future.”

Joseph will be moving closer to London to focus on his freelance career as a singer, organist and conductor. We are extremely pleased that he will be around much, much more of the time and can’t wait to see what the future holds for us with Joseph at the helm!

Joseph’s Blog: Remembrance Filming

We recently reconvened in our beloved Cambridge to film a commemorative piece for the upcoming Armistice Centenary. It was wonderful to make music with the choir again after a gap of some 3 months since August’s festivities in Sussex, and particularly wonderful to sing in the chapel of Downing College, a building that completely passed me by during my undergraduate years but which proved to be the ideal venue for us! A reduced team of 8 singers came together and recorded not just the piece for Remembrance (which will be released very soon), but also two pieces from the festival repertoire list – Mendelssohn’s Denn er hat seinen Engeln and Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditse Dyevo.

Susie and I also met earlier in the week to plan ahead for exciting things to come, not least of which is next year’s Boxgrove Choral Festival. I can’t wait to share more details with you all!