Choral Workshop with Philip Stopford
|“Make a joyful noise unto God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise.”
Registrations should be returned by October 15 so that music can be
ordered. If you have any questions or need more information, please
contact Marian Boykin at 251-533-9810, or email Gloria Dei Chorale at
Philip Stopford (b. 1977) began his
musical career as a Chorister at
Westminster Abbey. He was a major music
scholar at Bedford School and Organ
Scholar at Truro Cathedral. Philip read
music at Keble College, Oxford, where he
was Organ Scholar and directed the College
Chapel Choir. After a year as Organ Scholar
at Canterbury Cathedral, Philip was
appointed Assistant Organist at Chester
Cathedral. He then moved to Northern
Ireland in January 2003 to take up the post
of Director of Music at St Anne's Cathedral
Belfast, where he recruited and trained the
Cathedral Choir both for the regular services and special services. Philip
was in charge of the Cathedral Choir during the Centenary Year of Belfast
Cathedral in 2004, for the Consecration of the Spire of Hope and for the
Consecration of Alan Abernethy as Bishop.
Following the controversial decision to axe the post of Director of Music
at St Anne's Cathedral, Philip has flourished in his already established
composing career, selling over 175,000 copies of his music across
Performances of his music have been heard at Canterbury, Chester,
Truro, Worcester, Winchester, Gloucester, York, Portsmouth and
Carlisle Cathedrals. The Choir of Truro Cathedral have recently released
Do not be afraid, a CD devoted entirely to Philip’s choral music. This CD
reached the Top 20 Specialist Musical Classical Charts in June 2013.
In 2013, Philip was voted into the Classic FM Hall of Fame with his
setting of the Coventry Carol Lully Lulla Lullay.
Engagements in 2013 include workshops, concerts and services in
England, Northern Ireland, The Republic of Ireland, The Isle of Man,
Jersey, The Netherlands, Germany, and in the USA, Philadelphia, St
Louis, New York, Chicago, Prescott AZ and Mobile AL.
More information can be found at www.ecclesium.co.uk, www.facebook.
com/philipstopfordmusic. His YouTube channel has a range of videos of
performances of his music and that of others, www.youtube.
We are pleased to announce that British composer Philip Stopford will
lead a choral workshop on Saturday, November 23, from 8:30 AM to 3:30
PM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Mobile, Alabama. We will work on
seven of Mr. Stopford's pieces, and then present a concert on Sunday,
November 24, at 3:00 PM at St. Mary's. The workshop is open to all
singers in the area, and you will find a copy of the registration form and