The University of Dundee Choir are delighted to give the first Scottish performance of Will Todd's latest work "Passion Music"
Passion Music continues the fusion of jazz and choral music so successfully blended in Mass in Blue. The structure highlights different points in the Passion story, beginning with a new setting of 'Greater love has no man' and including an evocative Stabat Mater, a movement focusing on the seven last words of Christ, and a setting of 'Were you there when they crucified my Lord?' Marion Jordan, will be returning to sing the solo part.
Belfast born talent Marion Jordan is an award winning classically trained mezzo-soprano, training both in Northern Ireland and Scotland. With many years' experience in concert, sacred and musical theatre work, she is an accomplished and highly regarded soloist regularly performing within Northern Ireland and further afield.
The Orchestra will perform Franz Berwald's 3rd Symphony the "Symphonie Singulière". This, the best known of his 5 symphonies, was composed around 1845 although it wasn't premiered until January 1910. Consisting of 3 movements rather than the more traditional 4, the scherzo is placed in the middle of the slow 2nd movement.
Soprano - Marion Jordan
Leader - Emily Tang
Conductor - Graeme Stevenson