Head's Newsletter 22 April 2016
Mahler 3 at The Barbican
the same piece with the London Symphony Orchestra under Bernard Haitink at the BBC Prom on 29 th July – book your tickets now! The Voice Festival UK The Tiffinians were crowned Youth Champions at the 2016 Festival Weekend held on 8 th -10 th April 2016 at Hampton School, for the second time since the Youth Competition began in 2014. In addition, they scooped the award for best outstanding arrangement with Edan Umrigar’s ‘Sunny Afternoon’.
Following their performance at the Royal Festival Hall in February with the London Philharmonia Orchestra, a larger group of trebles travelled to the Barbican for a repeat performance but this time with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel. This was the final concert in the LAP's London residency ending in the grandest of styles - with Mahler's huge Third Symphony.
‘The Morning Bells of the 5th movement chimed lustily thanks to the Tiffin Boys' Choir, turned out in their striped blazers; the Ladies of the LSO Chorus also in fine fettle’ Bachtrack 25/3/16 ‘In that latter brief but compelling episode, the Ladies of the London Symphony Chorus and the always wonderful Tiffin Boys’ Choir singing with their usual angelic charm … ’ Seen and Heard International 25/3/16
Tiffin Oratorio James Day, Director of Choral Music, has chosen Antonín Dvořák’s Stabat Mater for his debut as conductor of the Tiffin Oratorio this term. The performance will be on Sunday 10 July in the Tiffin School Sports Hall. Rehearsals will take place in the main school hall 7-9pm on Wednesdays, starting 27 April. The subscription cost is £35 and Novello scores will be available to purchase for £10 at the first few rehearsals. New parents at the School are warmly encouraged to join the choir, with the normal arrangement that they can sample a rehearsal or two before committing. You can follow Tiffin Oratorio at www.facebook.com/TiffinOratorio
The boys’ professionalism and fine singing was rewarded with an invitation to perform
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