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Stravinsky – Perséphone; Royal Festival Hall

On Sunday 25th September the choir trebles were back on duty at the Royal Festival Hall singing Stravinsky’s Perséphone with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Philharmonia Voices, under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen. One of Stravinsky’s most rarely heard works, Perséphone was originally conceived as a stage production with the text based on an old Greek […]

Mahler – Symphony No.3; BBC Proms

This summer, fifty of Tiffin’s trebles spent a week at school in preparation for a performance at this year’s BBC Proms. The choir performed Mahler’s 3rd Symphony for the 3rd time this year, this time with the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink at the podium. The performance had special significance, as Haitink (aged 87), respected for his interpretation of […]

Tannhäuser – A Student Perspective

What have you enjoyed most about taking part in Tannhäuser? I found the venue breath-taking and I loved the sense of pride and power that I got from performing in front of thousands of people. The chocolate-flavoured Muller Corner yogurts in the canteen were delicious too!—Alistair Brendon, Year 7 I liked being treated as ‘professionals’ […]

TANNHÄUSER; Royal Opera House

Trebles from the Boys Choir sung in the chorus of Tim Albery’s acclaimed production of Wagner’s early opera, Tannhäuser. “The chorus was magnificent. Their account of the Pilgrim’s Chorus, on their return from Rome, was a high point.”— The Guardian “The augmented chorus made a mighty soul-stirring noise as both the Wartburg’s welcoming guests and […]

Boris Godunov; Royal Opera House

Year 10 student, Ben Knight, successfully auditioned for the role of Fyodor in Richard Jones’ production of Boris Godunov. The opera starred Bryn Terfel as Boris and was conducted by Antonio Pappano. Ben was commended for his professionalism by his fellow singers and his hard work during rehearsals was evident from the positive reviews following the opening night: ‘…outstandingly mature […]

Mahler – Symphony No.3; Barbican

Following the performance at the Royal Festival Hall in February with the Philharmonia Orchestra, a larger group of trebles traveled 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 […]