THE KVU Singers will present Will Todd's Mass in Blue as the flagship piece of its spring concert.

The award-winning mixed choir from Sutton will perform at Christ Church, Skipton, on March 21 at 7.30pm.

Durham-born composer Will Todd's music ranges from simple anthems to complex works for professional choirs, and he is perhaps best known for combining jazz and blues with oratorio, including the "exciting and challenging" Mass in Blue, originally entitled Jazz Mass.

Solos will be sung by soprano Lorna James, who completed her postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music where she was received the Dame Eva Turner award for Potential Dramatic sopranos.

Her repertoire covers opera and oratorio, including the Mass in Blue.

The Mass calls for a jazz trio accompaniment which will be provided by Nick Watts on piano, Neil McMinn on drums and Grant Russell on bass.

The concert will also include a traditional element in the form of highlights from Haydn’s The Creation, with soprano Grace Watkins as soloist.

Grace has just graduated from Leeds College Of Music, and has sung the part of Susanna in Leeds Opera Society’s production of the Marriage of Figaro, the Exultate Jubilate with Leeds Camerata, and First Witch in Dido and Aeneas with the Ilkley and Otley Choral Society.

Visit or call 01943 603979 to book tickets, which cost £10. Under-16s free.