Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir presents Jazz Meets Gospel on June 2nd at Christ Church Cathedral in Downtown Vancouver. This final concert of the 2017/2018 season explores the intersection of two historic genres. Audiences will be brought to their feet, as the high-octane ensemble are joined by free-wheeling instrumentalist Daniel Lapp and the dulcet-yet-mighty voices of Holy Cross High School’s ViBE Senior Choir.
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir Jazz Meets Gospel
When: June 2, 2018 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Where: Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St, Vancouver)
Tickets: Adults $25, students/seniors $25, children 12 & under $10. Available online now or by calling 1-800-838-3006
Jazz Meets Gospel’s full program includes the high-energy song Revelation by the Yellowjackets, before hitting more soulful notes with Walk With Me Lord and When the Saints Go Marching In (both in new arrangements by Suderman herself). Also of note is the 60’s civil rights anthem I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel to Be Free, performed by Good Noise soloist Syllona Kanu in tribute to Nina Simone.
Guest artist Lapp is a trumpet player, singer, composer, producer, and teacher — as well as the Artistic Director of the Chwyl Family School of Contemporary Music at Victoria Conservatory of Music and Director of the BC Fiddle Orchestra. Lapp was one of six fiddlers featured in the 2010 Winter Olympics opening ceremonies in Vancouver, and has appeared as a soloist with the CBC Orchestra and Vancouver Symphony.
The ViBE Senior Choir received top recognition for two consecutive years at the Kiwanis Fraser Valley International Music Festival Awards in 2016 and 2017. Comprised of 55 students between the ages of 15 to 18, the choir is a dedicated group committed to twice-weekly practices. A portion of the proceeds from Jazz Meets Gospel will go towards ViBE and Good Noise’s VIP Young Artist Program, which supports high school students in music education programs.
Accompanying Good Noise, Lapp, and ViBE will be a superb band: Michael Kalanj (Hammond B3), Laurence Mollerup (bass), Elliot Polsky (drums), Ingrid Stitt (alto and soprano saxophones), and Artistic Director Gail Suderman (piano and vocals).
I have a pair of tickets to give away to the 8:00pm performance, here’s how you can enter to win:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, May 21, 2018.
Update The winner is Claire!