J A M E S  W H I T B O U R N

1963 - 2024


C O M P O S E R  •  C O N D U C T O R






‘‘A truly original communicator in modern British choral music’’

THE OBSERVER on Living Voices



‘‘Whitbourn’s devastatingly beautiful and restrained treatment of the subject

makes it all the more poignant.’’

 Choir and Organ on the GRAMMY-nominated

recording of Annelies.



‘‘This album is extraordinary. It expands the experience of classical music beyond the edges of the traditional map of classical styles. The word ‘‘luminosity’’ describes the nature of celestial light, and the music of composer James Whitbourn is a celebration of that light - peaceful, radiant and clear.’’

Tom Manoff on Luminosity for NPR's All Things Considered





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