Stan Tracey in sacred Ellington at York

York MinsterYork Minster is the setting this evening for a rare Eucharist service combining jazz, gospel and classical music. The concert will feature the Music School of St Peter's School in York in partnership with The Stan Tracey Orchestra and begins at 7pm. The event is free of charge and unticketed, and up to 2000 people are expected to attend, taking  the Minster to full capacity.

St Peter's say the service will have a strong gospel flavour, enhanced by the school's choir and choral society which together include more than 220 singers. The final movement will also feature a jazz tap dancer. Paul Miles-Kingston, Director of Music at St Peter's, said: "We're incredibly grateful to Stan Tracey's Orchestra for taking part in this amazing project, and to York Minster for hosting it."

Performing with Stan Tracey (piano) and Clark Tracey (conductor) are saxophonists Jay Craig, Simon Allen, Alan Barnes, Sammy Mayne and Mornington Lockett, trumpeters Guy Barker, Mark Armstrong, Tom Walsh and Bruce Adams, trombonists Mark Nightingale, Alistair White and Pete North, bassist Andrew Cleyndert, drummer Mike Smith, and vocalists Norma Winstone and Niall Hoskin.


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