MASS IN BLUE Gala Concert in Armagh, Northern Ireland

MASS IN BLUE Gala Concert in Armagh, Northern Ireland

Church of Ireland Cathedral

Charles Wood Singers with David Hill, Philip Scriven & Judith Gannon

Charles Wood Girls’ Choir with Ian Keatley & Donal McCann

Also featuring the Winner of the Senior Class of the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition.

To include Todd, Mass in Blue – Jazz Trio Version (Soloist Sinéad O’Kelly); Parry, Hear my words

Admission £15

In association with Ulster Carpets and The North South Ministerial Council

 

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Leading British jazz composer Will Todd is attending The Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School this year. The Gala Concert on Friday 25th August will feature Will Todd’s highly popular setting of the Latin mass – Mass in Blue – and he will also deliver a special jazz workshop on Saturday 26th August.
The Charles Wood Festival of Music and Summer School for singers, organists and choir directors will take place in all the main churches in Armagh, Northern Ireland, from 20th – 27th August 2017. David Hill, Chief Conductor of the BBC Singers, will direct the Charles Wood Singers, the forty-strong festival choir, assisted by Philip Scriven and Judith GannonIan Keatley, Organist and Director of Music at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin, will direct the new Charles Wood Girls’ Choir, assisted by Stephen Disley, who is the Girls’ Choir organist. Internationally famous specialist voice coach, Paul Farrington, will conduct workshops and give individual tuition.

We are delighted to welcome composer and conductor John Rutterback to our Festival this year. Rutter will lead our ‘Come and Sing’event on Thursday 24th August at 7.45pm; this a not to be missed opportunity to sing a selection of Rutter’s pieces under the direction of the composer himself.

We are also delighted that composer Will Todd will be present at this Year’s Festival. He will play the piano for a performance of his Mass in Blue at the Gala Concert on Friday 25th August and then give a Jazz Workshop on Saturday 26th August.

Jazz Workshop with Will Todd in Armagh

Jazz Workshop with Will Todd in Armagh

An opportunity to explore some Will Todd music with the composer himself.  Starts 10.30am.

All tickets £10

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The Llewellyn Choir sings MASS IN BLUE in Canberra

The Llewellyn Choir sings MASS IN BLUE in Canberra

Mass in Blue
Will Todd

Soloist
Sonia Anfiloff (soprano)

Misa Criolla
Ariel Ramírez
Soloists
Michael Martin (tenor)
Ben Connor (bass)

Hughes Baptist Church, Groom Street, Hughes
7.30 pm Saturday 2 September 2017

Tickets
Adults $35 – Seniors & pensioners $33 – Students $30
Children under 15 years $15 – Family $90

 

 

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Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

If you’re in Germany in July why not join Will at Chor.com?

Chor.com includes a choir festival, a trade fair for music publishers and more than 150 workshops, intensive courses, coaching and reading sessions covering all musical genres and ensemble formats as well as musical levels of choral music.

Chor.com 2017 will present concerts and workshops with Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius, Hans-Christoph Rademann, WDR Rundfunkchor, Nicolas Fink, Deutscher Jugendkammerchor, Florian Benfer, Bertrand Gröger, ChorWerk Ruhr, Florian Helgath and many others.

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44139 Dortmund,
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

If you’re in Germany in July why not join Will at Chor.com?

Chor.com includes a choir festival, a trade fair for music publishers and more than 150 workshops, intensive courses, coaching and reading sessions covering all musical genres and ensemble formats as well as musical levels of choral music.

Chor.com 2017 will present concerts and workshops with Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius, Hans-Christoph Rademann, WDR Rundfunkchor, Nicolas Fink, Deutscher Jugendkammerchor, Florian Benfer, Bertrand Gröger, ChorWerk Ruhr, Florian Helgath and many others.

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44139 Dortmund,
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

If you’re in Germany in July why not join Will at Chor.com?

Chor.com includes a choir festival, a trade fair for music publishers and more than 150 workshops, intensive courses, coaching and reading sessions covering all musical genres and ensemble formats as well as musical levels of choral music.

Chor.com 2017 will present concerts and workshops with Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius, Hans-Christoph Rademann, WDR Rundfunkchor, Nicolas Fink, Deutscher Jugendkammerchor, Florian Benfer, Bertrand Gröger, ChorWerk Ruhr, Florian Helgath and many others.

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44139 Dortmund,
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

Will Todd at Choral Conference in Dortmund, Germany

If you’re in Germany in July why not join Will at Chor.com?

Chor.com includes a choir festival, a trade fair for music publishers and more than 150 workshops, intensive courses, coaching and reading sessions covering all musical genres and ensemble formats as well as musical levels of choral music.

Chor.com 2017 will present concerts and workshops with Kammerchor Stuttgart, Frieder Bernius, Hans-Christoph Rademann, WDR Rundfunkchor, Nicolas Fink, Deutscher Jugendkammerchor, Florian Benfer, Bertrand Gröger, ChorWerk Ruhr, Florian Helgath and many others.

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44139 Dortmund,
Federal state North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE performance by Hertfordshire Chorus

ODE TO A NIGHTINGALE performance by Hertfordshire Chorus

This concert features two works by Will Todd and James McCarthy that were specially commissioned by Hertfordshire Chorus. The choir also recorded these two works with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the recording will be available in September 2017. Further details of this concert and its fringe events will follow soon.

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MASS IN BLUE on the Isle of Wight

MASS IN BLUE on the Isle of Wight

Join the Isle of Wight’s Cantata Choir for this upbeat concert which also features Bob Chilcott’s ‘Little Jazz Mass’.  Featuring soprano soloist Joanna Forbes L’Estrange, with Martin Dover on piano, Al Gubbins on drums, Tim Marshall on bass and Joshua Attrill on alto saxophone.

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THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE in New York

THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE in New York

Feinstein’s/54 Below will present The Screams of Kitty Genovese, recipient of the Jonathan Larson Award for Music Drama, last seen at New York’s prestigious Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF).

With words by David Simpatico and a score by Will Todd, the sung-through musical will take to the famed supper club’s stage on Wednesday, October 11th at 7:00pm. The evening will feature members of the original company, including Sheri Sanders (Rock The Audition, National Tour of Urinetown) as Kitty.

Inspired by the 1964 murder in Kew Gardens, New York that shocked the nation, The Screams of Kitty Genovese follows Kitty as she fights for her life in the dark of the street while thirty-eight neighbours watch from their windows – silent, afraid, paralysed. The profound oratorio, with soaring music by Will Todd, begs the question: why do decent people look away?

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