Stewart Copeland


Stewart Copeland On ‘The Police: Around The World’ Documentary, Now Re-Released Decades Later

By 1980, the British rock trio the Police had already established themselves as a successful group in the U.K. and U.S. with such hits songs as “Roxanne,” “Can't Stand Losing You,” “Message in a Bottle” and “Walking on the Moon.” In that particular year, the band members—drummer Stewart Copeland, guitarist Andy Summers and bassist/singer Sting—were on their first and most ambitious international tour that saw them make stops in Mexico, Egypt, Japan, Australia, Greece, Hong Kong and India. It’s a memory that still lingers in Copeland's mind over four decades after the fact.

VocalEssence Perform Choir Composition by The Police's Stewart Copeland

Stewart Copeland is in St. Paul this weekend to debut his new chorale piece Satan’s Fall, sung by the vaunted VocalEssence Chorus, and conducted by Phillip Brunelle. The piece is inspired by a 355-year-old poem, Paradise Lost, by the English poet John Milton. So to quote Professor Dave Jennings in Animal House, “Was Milton trying to tell us that being bad was more fun that being good?”

2022 Deer Valley Music Festival features Guster, Kristin Chenoweth, Police drummer Stewart Copeland and The Hot Sardines

This story is sponsored by Deer Valley Music Festival. Orchestral music will be accompanied by the breathtaking views of the Wasatch Range in Park City this summer at the Utah Symphony's 18th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival. The six-week summer concert series, which runs from July 1 through Aug. 6, features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of Utah Symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from classical to alternative rock.