Whitbourne: Son of God Mass for saxophone, choir and organ

We rehearsed this for the first time in church last Wednesday and it made a huge difference to have the sax, the organ and the church acoustic – so much better than just with piano. The organ sounded great and it reminded me of playing for Britten St. Nicholas a year ago. I would describe it as medium-sized instrument but it is quite a bit bigger than the one I usually play.

Also on the programme is James Macmillan’s Cantos Sagrados with its uncomfortable text describing political oppression in South America. ¬†Without doubt the hardest thing I’ve sung on account of the rhythms, notes and tessitura. Here is a clip from a recording by the Elysian Singers.

Looking forward to the concert now and hoping for an audience.