An ancillary event of The Crossing's Month of Moderns 2013: The Gulf (between you and me)
Inside the Composer's Studio
with host Donald Nally and composer Gabriel Jackson
Following the familiar format of Bravo's Inside the Actor's Studio, Crossing conductor Donald Nally will sit down with composer Gabriel Jackson. A CD launch party for I Want to Live and* Christmas Daybreak *will follow.
"If you have any interest in how choral music might sound as the 21st century progresses, you will want to note Gabriel Jackson's name." —Steven Whitehead, Cross Rhythms
"He knows he has something to say, and he says it with directness and clarity." —The Times
Gabriel Jackson was born in Bermuda in 1962. After three years as a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, he studied composition at the Royal College of Music, first in the junior department with Richard Blackford and later with John Lambert, gaining his BMus in 1983. While at the college he was awarded the R.O. Morris Prize for Composition in 1981 and 1983, and in 1981 he also won the Theodore Holland Award.
Jackson's music is regularly performed, recorded, and broadcast worldwide. His works have been presented at many festivals in the UK and beyond, including Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Spitalfields, Haarlem Choir Biennale, Festival Vancouver, the Sydney Spring Festival, and the BBC Proms. His liturgical pieces are in the repertoires of many of Britain's leading cathedral and collegiate choirs and his music has been commissioned and performed by many of the world’s leading vocal ensembles, among them the Sixteen, the Latvian Radio Choir, the Tallis Scholars, the Bavarian Radio Choir, the Swedish Radio Choir, Ars Nova Copenhagen, and the Norwegian Soloists Ensemble.
$12 admission includes wine and light refreshments.
Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
8855 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118