Past Concerts - "Jazz for June"

Cantorum Choir

Date - Saturday 13th June 2009
Event - "Jazz for June"
Venue - Holy Trinity Church, Cookham
     

Jazz for June was an extremely well-received concert, full of zest, excitement and variety, with a programme chosen by guest conductor Neil Matthews. We were very excited to work with Neil for the first time – a highly respected (and musically very busy!) local conductor and pianist, well known for his work with Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society and with the award-winning Taplow Choirs. Naturally, he didn’t disappoint, bringing the best out of the choir in sound and vibrancy and leaving us all hoping to work with him again. The evening opened with Captain Noah and his Floating Zoo , the hilarious jazz cantata by Horovitz and Flanders, which in view of its rainy subject offered many opportunities for ‘atmospheric’ choral effects and various comedy solos from choir members. Two superb young jazz musicians, Andy Congdon (Trumpet) and Carla Matthews (piano) delighted the audience with solo instrumental pieces. The choir sang four of Daryl Runswick’s technically demanding Five English Folk Songs: Dance to thy Daddy, The Frog and the Crow, Scarborough Fair and Bobby Shaftoe. Finally came the core work in the programme: A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, with piano, bass and drums accompaniment. Chilcott is a former King’s Singer whose music for choirs is now world-renowned. This magical setting has real feeling in a variety of jazz moods and proved the perfect finish to a great summer feast!

 
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