BBJO Duke Ellington Sacred Concert

Words from Froxfield Choir…

The summer concert is going to be another exciting departure from the norm, as we foray into the world of jazz, with Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert. Ellington called this ‘the most important thing I have ever done’. He said many times that he was not trying to compose a Mass. The critic Gary Giddins has characterised the work as Ellington bringing the Cotton Club revue to the church.

We will also be performing George Shearing’s beautiful settings of Shakespeare’s Songs and Sonnets and singing alongside the brilliant Brass Breakout Jazz Orchestra.