PREVIEW: Guildhall Jazz Singers sing Jazz Vespers (Christ Church, London, Sunday 25 Feb)

Christ Church Jazz Choir
Photo credit: Marek Dorcik

Peter Bacon reports:

This Sunday, 25 February, The Guildhall Jazz Singers conducted by Scott Stroman will perform at the Christ Church Jazz Vespers alongside the Christ Church Jazz Choir. It's at 6.30pm at Christ Church, 155 Highbury Grove, London N5 1SA.

Christ Church Music Director Rachel Maby writes:

"Jazz Vespers is a music-led service, where Christians and non-Christians alike are welcome. The service allows time to reflect and appreciate spiritual and secular musical works in an informal worship setting. The Guildhall Jazz Singers will perform Puerling and Stroman arrangements of On a Clear Day, Indian Summer, My Ship and Twisted. They will be accompanied by Liam Dunachie on piano (Misha Mullov-Abbado group), Arthur O’Hara on bass (World Service Project) and Scott Chapman on drums (Misha Mullov-Abbado group).

"The Guildhall Jazz Singers are the flagship jazz vocal ensemble of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Directed by Scott Stroman, they sing close-harmony jazz classics as well as creating their own arrangements and improvising on their own creations. They have performed Stroman's recreation of Ellington's Second Sacred Concert, Malcolm Edmonstone's recreation of Donald Fagan's Nightfly, Kenny Wheeler's Mirrors Suite, and a wide range of traditional and contemporary jazz.

"This is an un-ticketed and free musical event. Refreshments will be serviced from 6pm and the service will run from 6.30-7.30pm. All are most welcome."

Christ Church Jazz Vespers was founded two years ago by Professor of Jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Scott Stroman, and is now led by Christ Church Music Director, Rachel Maby, and the Christ Church Jazz Choir.

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