A Soulful Celebration that Raised the roof of the Heavens’ (‘in a sense!’)
WOW - Buzzing still! What an Amazing Gig!
Last night was the Guildhall Jazz Choir Gig - where we performed a live recreation of Quincy Jones and Mervyn Warrens’ Grammy Award Winning Album’ “Handel’s Messiah: A Soulful Celebration”.
Performing as a small 10 piece Gospel Choir, with a well accomplished band. There were big Chorus and Full Band numbers, Storming Solo Songs and even a soley A cappella tune featuring special guest Jacqui Dankworth , the Take 6 and Stevie wonder tune from the album ‘ O Thou That Tellest Good Tidings to Zion” with a reduced size 6 voice group of the Choir - known outside as A cappella group“Vive”.
We had great review from Sebastian Scotney in the London Jazz Blog! which was very nice, and really appreciate his support!
Musical Director and Keyboards: Malcolm Edmonstone Bass Guitar: Jules Jackson Kit: Andrew Bain Percussion: Will Glaser & James Nall Alto Sax: Ruaridh Pattison Trombone: Chris Saunders Trumpet: Dan Holloway Baroque piccolo Trumpet: Becca Toft Special Guest Vocalist: Jacqui Dankworth:
GJC: Lewis Daniels, Martynas Vilpisauskas, James Rose, Sam Merrick, Ben Cox, Emily Dankworth, Jo Wallfisch, Jenny Williams, Fran Mead, Becca Toft
Vive: Lewis Daniel, Sam Merrick, James Rose, Martynas Vilpisauskas, Emily Dankworth, Jenny Williams