On October 16, during the 11:00 AM. worship service at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, the Festival Choir, accompanied by a jazz band led by Music Director Dr. Steven Seigart, will present British composer Will Todd’s unique and upbeat MASS IN BLUE. Traversing swing, blues, gospel, bebop, and even funk, Todd’s 21st-century masterwork heightens the drama of this traditional Latin text with tinges of Brubeck, Ellington, Gershwin, Coltrane, and Mahalia Jackson, just to name a few of the obvious influences. Featuring soprano soloist Suzanne Karpov Seigart, this jazz-centered service will also include special hymns arranged for the occasion.
This event will be live streamed.