JOHN RUTTER'S

28.03.20 / SATURDAY

29.03.20 / SUNDAY

7.30 – 9.00pm
Singapore Bible College Worship Hall
Conducted by Dr. Joel Navarro
Presented by Canticorum

The Gift of Life concert is postponed until MARCH 2021

The book of Psalms contains bountiful passages  about the gift of all creation, living proof that  God bestowed upon all flesh a majestic picture and presence of his abiding love and care. Echoing the title of John Rutter’s six-movement choral-orchestral work he composed in 2015, the presentation also reprises memorable anthems Canticorum has presented in its successful hymn festivals. A fitting swansong to Dr. Joel Navarro’s fruitful ministry as Canticorum’s music director, the concert carries his parting gift to celebrate life and creation, its gift and goodness to all those who embrace and nurture it.

Conducted by

Dr Joel Navarro

Dr Joel Navarro teaches and administers Choral Conducting majors in the graduate level. He directs the Canticorum, SBC Chorale, and the SBC Singers. Previously, he taught at Calvin College. Earlier, he was assistant professor and one-time Chair of the Choral Conducting Department at the University of the Philippines College of Music. In 2016, the University bestowed him the Reynaldo T. Paguio Award in Conducting on its centennial anniversary. He was known internationally as the former Music Director and Conductor of the Ateneo de Manila University Glee Club which amassed a string of top prizes in European choral competitions during his 22-year tenure. Dr Navarro has been invited to Asia and the United States to give lectures, workshops, and choir clinics. In 2002 he was one of 31 scholars to lecture at the 6th World Symposium of Choral Music held in Minneapolis.

Presented by

CANTICORUM

A Latin word which means “songs.” The new community choir of Singapore Bible College. We are composed of auditioned undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, faculty and staff of the College, as well as selected members of the Singaporean Evangelical church community.

The Gift of Life concert is postponed until MARCH 2021

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