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City of Bristol Choir

Then Sing We All – A concert of choral jazz

Part of Festival of Voice

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Iain Farrington Trio

Pianos  Iain Farrington and Richard Johnson
Conductor David Ogden

Jazz Cantata – Then Sing We All   Iain Farrington
Stars, Night, Music and Light Judith Weir
Two Songs and Sonnets  George Shearing
Summertime George Gershwin
Feeling Good Bricusse and Newley
Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s Day Owain Park
Freedom! from Sacred Concert Duke Ellington
Blue skies and Putting on the Ritz Irving Berlin arr Farrington
Jazz songs from around the world Bob Chilcott

The 100 strong City of Bristol Choir present an uplifting celebration of singing featuring the cantata Then sing we all by jazz virtuoso Iain Farrington, staged as part of the St George’s Festival of Voice. Expressing the joy of singing together, this joyful piece sets 16th and 17th century texts fusing swing, funk, late-night blues and gospel styles. Master of the King’s Music Judith Weir’s choral fanfare for choir and two pianos completes the programme, along with lively settings of Shakespeare by Bob Chilcott and jazz legend George Shearing.