Jazz link-up for South Yorkshire male voice choir

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MEMBERS of a South Yorkshire male voice choir are preparing to team up with a top jazz musician.

Former world champions Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir will perform with multi-instrumentalist and composer John Surman at Huddersfield Town Hall as part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival in November.

Mr Surman, who has played with the world’s top jazz musicians, including Ronnie Scott and Stan Tracey, and was BBC’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2002, has been commissioned to write a contemporary work for the saxophone, piano and the choir.

He said: “Bolsterstone is a fine choir and I’m excited about what we will be able to achieve together.”

Roger Point, choir chairman, said: “It’s a tremendous privilege to be asked to work with such internationally-acclaimed musicians as John and his talented piano player Howard Moody who is also an established composer and conductor.

“Our singers absolutely love what is a totally new experience for us.”