Celebrating Will Todd Choral Jazz

Will Todd’s Mass in Blue and other choral jazz

EFG London Jazz Festival 2023

On the final night of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2023.

Featuring the ground-breaking Mass in Blue, stellar jazz musicians, and the composer talking about his music.

7pm on Sunday 19 November at St John’s Smith Square, Westminster

Tickets: £30 / £23 / £15 available from the box office and on-line (a booking fee of £3 applies per on-line transaction)

Will Todd (credit Andy Holdsworth)

In its 20th anniversary year, Will Todd’s Mass in Blue is celebrated for bringing jazz to choirs. Performing this ground-breaking upbeat jazz setting of the Latin Mass, plus his shorter Jazz Missa Brevis – embracing a variety of jazz styles – the outstanding Civil Service Choir is joined by stellar jazz musicians soprano Francesca Confortini, Rob Barron on piano, Tommy Andrews on saxophone and the Tom Green Jazz Orchestra; and the composer talking about his music. The concert also features Songs of Love and Amazing Grace.

  • Jazz Missa Brevis
  • Songs of Love – I Love You, A Kiss, I Sing Because
  • Amazing Grace
  • Mass in Blue

The Civil Service Choir first performed at St John’s Smith Square ten years ago and has delighted audiences ever since including in the London Jazz Festival as a supporting act for the Swingles.

Composer and pianist Will Todd is known for his beautiful and exciting music. His work encompasses choral works, opera, musical theatre and orchestral pieces, as well as jazz and chamber works. His The Call of Wisdom, was performed at the televised Diamond Jubilee celebrations for the late Queen. Mass in Blue has been performed hundreds of times all over the world. His Amazing Grace was performed at President Obama’s Inauguration Day prayer service and in the BBC’s Nelson Mandela Thanksgiving Service.

See CIVIL SERVICE CHOIR – CELEBRATING WILL TODD CHORAL JAZZ – JBGB Events for further details about the jazz artists involved.

Soprano Francesca Confortini
Soprano – Francesca Confortini
Piano - Rob Barron
Piano – Rob Barron
Saxophone - Tommy Andrews
Saxophone – Tommy Andrews
Tom Green
Tom Green Jazz Orchestra

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