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15 - 24 November 2024


Eclectic Voices and Niklas Winter Group (Graduale - Songs of the Spirit)

Eclectic Voices and Niklas Winter Group (Graduale - Songs of the Spirit)

Fri 10 November 2023

Stage time / 8:00pm

Celebrating the Jazz Clubs


The Actors’ Church (St Paul's Covent Garden),
Bedford Street

Wide-ranging choir Eclectic Voices return to the Festival in a new collaboration with Finnish guitarist Niklas Winter and his colourful ensemble. Winter’s Graduale project, released on 15 January 2023, gives medieval melodies, the oldest music in Finland, ‘new jazz clothes’ - rich choral harmonies that inspire improvisation from his masterful quartet. They are complemented by music by Pat Metheny, Jim Pepper, and selections from Scott Stroman’s Songs of the Spirit, presented in the Festival in 1995.

‘Eclectic Voices tackle some fiendishly difficult, goose bump-inducing arrangements courtesy of musical director Scott Stroman. They might be an amateur choir on paper but are certainly professional in execution’. (London A Capella Festival)

Niklas Winter: ‘…thoroughly captivating’ - John Kelman, All About Jazz

Scott Stroman, director
Niklas Winter, guitar
Henry Lowther, trumpet and flugelhorn
Severi Pyysalo, vibes and percussion
Juho Laitinen, cello

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