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Will Todd: Mass in Blue (CR047)

Review by Choir & Organ

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This is the first recording of the jazz trio version of Will Todd’s 2003 Jazz Mass, which is justly popular with choirs around the world. The amateur but extremely accomplished Nonsuch Singers get into the groove very convincingly, inspired no doubt by the expertise of soprano soloist Joanna L’Estrange, a former member of the Swingle Singers, and the superb instrumentalists. Conductor Tom Bullard is another ex-Swingle, and this influence can be felt in arrangements by Ward Swingle, Alexander L’Estrange and several other composers of standards such as ‘Love walked in’, ‘On a clear day’ and ‘Back bay shuffle’ in addition to the Mass, all given polished performances.

Clare Stevens, Choir & Organ, 10th December 2019

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