Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare – Mass in Blue Ticket


Sunday, 24th March 2024, 7:30 pm
St Peter & St Paul’s Church,
Deddington, OX15 0TG

Conductor: Benedict Goodall
Soprano: Becca Wilkins
Accompanied by The Karen Sharp Quartet

George Shearing – Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare
Will Todd – Mass in Blue

This concert showcases two masterpieces from the choral-jazz world, and will also include sets from our professional jazz quartet, the Karen Sharp Quartet.

George Shearing’s Sonnets and Songs from Shakespeare (1999) sets texts by William Shakespeare and opens our concert in a fun and gentle jazz style. Will Todd’s Mass in Blue (2003) sets the ancient words of the Latin Mass with jazz accompaniment and blues-style soprano solos. For this concert, the choir is delighted to be supported by the Karen Sharp jazz quartet, with Becca Wilkins as our soloist. Becca is a rising jazz vocalist based in London. She is known as a bandleader and vocalist in her own right, and she has performed at a host of British jazz venues. Karen Sharp is an award winning jazz saxophonist, and performs regularly with a range of top jazz names, and we are very proud that she is also a member of the Choral Society.

In the beautiful setting of St Peter’s & St Paul’s Church, Deddington the concert promises to be an enjoyable combination of ancient texts with a warm jazz accompaniment.

Tickets also available on the door for £15.