Will Todd's Mass in Blue
9 Nov 2019, 7.30pm
London Road, Guildford, GU1 2AA
Nearest tube: Guildford Railway Station or London Road Station
£7 Friends of Echoes Festival
+ Retiring collection in aid of Mind
"Sexier than '50 Shades of Grey'."
There’s plenty to get your hips swaying in this sultry concert of jazz and Latin-American classical tango. Martin Palmeri’s cult choral masterpiece Misa a Buenos Aires is ingeniously juxtaposed with the Mass in Blue by acclaimed international composer and Guildford resident, Will Todd, which has also fast become one of the most popular modern choral works in the world.
Playing with the Will Todd Ensemble will be the chart-busting Latin American music specialists, the Santiago Quartet, alongside the UK's very own home-grown bandoneon player, Julian Rowlands, and bass player, Tom Mason.
...And if that’s not exciting enough, there will be live tango dancing from dance partners Richard Manuel and Paula Duarte, who performed in Guildford to huge acclaim in the 2018 Spring Music Festival.
Astor Piazzolla Milonga del Angel | Oblivion | Otoño porteño
Martin Palmeri Misatango: Misa a Buenos Aires
Will Todd Mass in Blue
Jeremy Backhouse conductor
The Santiago Quartet
Francis Pott piano
Julian Rowlands bandoneon
Tom Mason double bass
Will Todd Ensemble
Richard Manuel & Paula Duarte dancers
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and the Vivace Chorus, in aid of Mind
SNEAK PEEK! Santiago Quartet performing excerpts from
their album, Language of the Heart
Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay