Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3:00 and 8:00 pm
Jazz Meets Gospel
Two dynamic concerts with renowned Canadian jazz trumpeter and singer, Daniel Lapp, and award-winning ViBE Senior Choir from Holy Cross Regional High School. Concerts at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver BC.
Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir is closing out the 2017-2018 concert year with two dynamic concerts featuring renowned Canadian jazz trumpeter, singer and fiddler, Daniel Lapp along with the award-winning ViBE Senior Choir from Holy Cross Regional High School.
The inspiration for this upcoming season finale comes from jazz and gospel music’s shared roots in improvisation, with a program crafted to explore the past century of spontaneous music-making with musical influences from both genres. From swing-influenced gospel arrangements to soaring spirituals, from Latin jazz to Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music to the New Orleans sound of Louis Armstrong, these concerts will be an in-depth musical adventure that will be the perfect match for the spontaneity of Good Noise audiences, known for their joyous and enthusiastic response to both the music and message of gospel music.
Jazz Meets Gospel’s program includes the classic, high-energy song “Revelation” by the Yellowjackets, before hitting the more soulful notes of “Walk With Me Lord” and Ellington’s “Come Sunday”. 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 and the Good Noise band in tribute to Nina Simone. And no concert of this kind would be complete without the hugely popular vocal jazz/gospel hit, “Operator”.
Guest Artist, Daniel Lapp, is a world-renowned singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, teacher, archivist, band leader, sideman, producer, promoter and – no kidding – the list goes on. And like the true-blue Canadian he is, Daniel does it all with trademark energy and warmth. As a fiddler, jazz trumpeter and singer/songwriter, Daniel Lapp has played on over 100 albums and performed across Canada, United States, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Finland and Germany with some of the world’s most renowned Folk and Jazz musicians. As part of the choir’s VIP Young Artist Program, Good Noise is also thrilled to have ViBE Senior Concert Choir as guest choir, an award-winning 55 voice group of high school singers. Both Good Noise and ViBE will combine to create a powerful 130 voice mass gospel choir to close out the concert.