Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (Good Noise) brings their 2017-2018 season to a close with a cross-genre concert: Jazz Meets Gospel. On June 2 at 3pm & 8pm, Good Noise, the choir-in-residence at Christ Church Cathedral, will bring audiences to their feet, as the high-octane ensemble explores the intersection of the two music genres. For this season finale, Good Noise are joined by multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer Daniel Lapp and the voices of the award winning Holy Cross High School’s ViBE Senior Choir.
“At Good Noise concerts, we aim to explore music’s multidimensionality. For this upcoming finale, we were inspired by jazz and gospel music’s shared roots in improvisation — and crafted a program to traverse the past century of spontaneous music-making,” says Gail Suderman, Artistic Director, Good Noise. “From swing-influenced gospel arrangements to soaring spirituals, from Latin jazz to Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music, this will be an in-depth adventure into two influential genres inextricably connected to socio-cultural histories.”
Jazz Meets Gospel’s program includes the high-energy song Revelation by the Yellowjackets, as well as more soulful notes of Walk With Me Lord and When the Saints Go Marching In (both in new arrangements by Suderman). Also on the program 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.
Good Noise, Lapp and ViBE will be backed by a superb band consisting of Michael Kalanj on Hammond B3, bass player Laurence Mollerup, Elliot Polsky (drums), Ingrid Stitt (alto and soprano saxophones), and on piano and vocals Artistic Director Gail Suderman.
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir’s Jazz Meets Gospel fills Christ Church Cathedral with sounds on June 2, 2018 at both 3pm and 8pm, for details visit goodnoisevgc.com. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com