Album Review

Posted: Sunday 10th September 2006
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Will Todd: Mass in Blue – BBC Radio 3

Jamming away there were the Vasari Singers, with Soprano Bethany Halliday, fabulous voice, in the final movement, the agnus dei, from Will Todd’s Mass in Blue.

Not an easy thing to do to get a choir to swing convincingly, as I’m sure Ken Burton would agree, but the Vasari Singers, and conductor Jeremy Backhouse make a fantastic job of it on that Signum recording. Helped along by the composer himself on the piano, accompanied by a fine line up of Jazz musicians.

Aled Jones
BBC Radio 3