EXETER Philharmonic Choir is getting in the groove for Will Todd’s Mass in Blue performance tomorrow (Saturday).

The exciting work was first performed in 2003 and has become popular on the British choral scene.

It combines the traditional Latin Mass text with a vibrant jazz idiom which is energetic and infectious.

It is a brilliant blend of driving jazz grooves and clear, strong, choral writing against which the solo piano and solo soprano voice weave and blend in a delightful aural tapestry.

The performance will have an authentic flavour with the composer at the piano, his own jazz trio and Bethany Halliday, his wife, singing soprano solos.

Also, the choir will perform Elgar’s Songs from the Bavarian Highlands, an early work inspired by the composer’s visit to that beautiful part of Europe.

The centenary of the birth of Benjamin Britten is celebrated with the inclusion of his Te Deum in C.

Tickets cost £12 unreserved for a 7.30pm start at the Mint Methodist Church, Exeter – visit www.exephil.org.uk or call 01392-499211 to book.