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Our Summer Concert 2014
Saturday June 28th
LODDON HALL. TWYFORD
Jazz was the theme of the music sung at the Twyford Singers Concert on Saturday 28th
June. The piece around which the summer concert evolved was Bob Chilcott's Little
Jazz Mass and for this, the choir was accompanied by piano, drums and double bass.
The programme put the Jazz Mass into its musical context: commencing with traditional
spirituals and followed by some jazz standards.
The first half of began and ended with a selection of spirituals, ¯X¯X with the
audience being invited to join in with the singing and also the movement. The audience
participated with great gusto and enthusiasm¯X. The spirituals were interspersed
by the Little Jazz Mass. This is a very difficult piece but was tackled very well
by the choir with the final result being a delight to listen to. ¯X. The rhythms
and syncopation made this a fascinating piece. The jazz mass was a style unlike
any the choir has attempted in the past, and it was a great success. The first half
concluded with two more spitituals ¯X.
The second half of the programme was a selection of very well know pieces including
' I got rhythm', 'Blue Moon', Hallelujah and 'Ain't misbehavin'. The concert finished
with a couple of Beatles numbers and Cole Porter's 'Every time we say goodbye'. Soloists
from within the choir sang in both first and second halves (Judy, Sue, Marjorie,
Danny). There were many compliments from the audience on how well we sang.