Join the choir for a rooting, tooting evening of swing! The programme will include the Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott. During his time with the King’s Singers, Chilcott had the good fortune to work with such jazz luminaries as George Shearing, Richard Rodney Bennett and John Dankworth. His wonderful setting of the Latin Missa Brevis, A Little Jazz Mass, was composed for the 2004 Crescent City Choral Festival in New Orleans.
We are delighted to be joined once again by John Ruddick MBE and his band. Famed as the musical director of the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra (11 times winners in the BBC National Big Band Competition) John is a highly talented trumpet player in his own right, having backed singers such as Peggy Lee and the Supremes. He plays with several Birmingham based Big Bands, including Fat Chops and Garry Allcock’s All Stars and was awarded his MBE for services to music.
All in all, it promises to be a night not to be missed so get your tickets without delay!