Shades of Blues - Todd, Gershwin and Tippett

Will Todd  Mass in Blue
Tippett  Five Spirituals from A Child of our Time
Gershwin  excerpts from Porgy and Bess

O2 Guildhall Southampton
Southampton Philharmonic Choir
SU Philharmonic Choir
David Gibson conductor

Mass in Blue is the perfect fusion of a traditional setting of the Mass with a variety of different styles of blues, jazz and gospel, backed by a jazz quartet of piano, bass, drums and alto sax with a spectacularly virtuoso soprano soloist soaring over the ensemble. The piece has a freshness and an immediate appeal that audiences of all ages and backgrounds adore and are easily swept up by the energy, rhythmic drive and some exquisite tunes!
Tippett’s Spirituals represent some of the most affectionate and sensitive arrangements of these well-known and much loved songs from the deep south of America, including “Deep River” and “Go down Moses” - familiar music in glorious arrangements.
Gershwin’s opera “Porgy and Bess” was one of his several attempts to be taken seriously as a composer of major significance. The result has given us some of the greatest melodies of all time, clearly demonstrated in these stunning arrangements of standards including “Summertime”, “Bess you is my woman now” and “It ain’t necessarily so”.

Tickets on sale online and from the box office (Civic Centre, NorthGuild, Southampton SO14 7LP). Telephone:  023 8063 2601      Group concessions:   023 8083 3612  

Ticket prices: £11.00, £16.00, £21.00, with concessions.
Over 65s – £1.00 discount.
Students, children, job seekers and disabled – half price.
Carers with wheelchair users – free.
Group concessions available prior to the day of the concert – buy 5 tickets and get a 6th ticket free

As part of the overall cost of your booking, O2 Guildhall Southampton have introduced a £1.00 per ticket restoration levy to help maintain and improve the faciltities for customers, performers and promoters.
Booking fees apply to phone orders made via the Guildhall box office and to orders made via the Guildhall website. However, there are no additional fees payable if you:

  • Buy your tickets from a choir member.
  • Buy your tickets directly from the Guildhall Box Office, in person. You can pay by cash, credit or debit card but cheques are not accepted. You may reserve seats by phone; the Guildhall Box Office will give you a booking reference but payment will have to made, in person, within 5 working days.
  • Tickets may also be bought on the door on the night of the concert, subject to availability. But please note that the generous group concession does not apply to sales on the day of the concert!