This exciting concert by the Waverley Singers features two exciting and increasingly popular jazz settings of the traditional Mass, both ideally suited to The Maltings.
Will Todd’s ‘Mass in Blue’ (2003) is ‘an upbeat jazz setting of the Latin mass text for soprano soloist and four-part chorus’. The composer and the other members of the Will Todd Ensemble (piano, double bass, saxophone, drums) will accompany the choir and soprano soloist Lisa Swayne in what promises to be a zingy performance.
Bob Chilcott’s ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ for choir with piano accompaniment is one of the composer’s most celebrated works. Since its appearance in 2004 it has been performed all around the world and has also featured as part of the liturgy, including in St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
In addition to these two choral works, the concert will also feature a jazz set by the Will Todd Ensemble.