Our 2022-2023 season opened on Thursday, October 6, 2022, with a program of choral jazz from both sides of the Atlantic, showcasing music by two composers from the U.K., as well as some songs from the U.S. Our 100-voice chorus, conducted by artistic director Peter Steenblik, performed with the acclaimed Guffman Trio in the Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center.

The two featured works by British composers were George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets, a setting of words by William Shakespeare, and Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass, a setting of the traditional Latin liturgy. The American portion of the program comprised three standards arranged by Steve Zegree: Billy Strayhorn’s “Take the A Train,” Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer’s “That Old Black Magic,” and Matt Dennis and Tom Adair’s “The Night We Called it a Day.” The Guffman Trio (Cynthia Domulot, Tom Latenser, and Fred Domulot) took the spotlight in a set of their own.

We thank our Presenting Partner SWAN Capital.

The Guffman Trio was sponsored by Barbara Lewis and Sandy Spivey.