As another Colorado winter rolls on, we’re revisiting the simmering, sumptuous virtuosity of Will Todd’s Mass in Blue, an Ars Nova fan favorite! This swinging approach to a traditional Latin mass conjures the big band dance halls and smokey, downtown nightclubs of quintessential American jazz. From a driving, brassy Credo befitting Count Basie’s Orchestra, to the Thelonius Monk-tinged grooves of Sanctus, Todd’s sacred opus is a brilliantly inventive aural tapestry that weaves imaginative melodies with 12-bar blues and up-beat grooves in a hybrid style that has been described as “religious doctrine meets funk!”

Artistic Director Tom Morgan pairs a recent Ars Nova recording of Mass in Blue with his signature video editing for an unforgettable virtual experience for the senses.


Will Todd, Mass in Blue, op. 28 (2003)

  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Sanctus
  5. Benedictus
  6. Agnus Dei

Download the digital concert program (PDF) – opens in a new tab.