Tiffin Boys' Choir
Tiffin Boys' Choir has been one of the few state school choirs to have been continually at the forefront of the choral music scene in Britain since its foundation in 1957. It has given the premiere performances of works by, among others, John Gardner, Christopher Brown, Elizabeth Poston, and Antony Pitts, recorded widely for the major recording companies, and undertaken frequent concerts and tours in England and abroad. The choir has worked with all the London orchestras and performs regularly with the Royal Opera. Recent engagements have included productions of Carmen (Antonio Pappano) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Richard Hickox), Boris Godunov with the Bolshoi Opera, Hänsel und Gretel (Sir Colin Davis), also broadcast on BBC2 TV, performances of Britten’s War Requiem with Antonio Pappano, a series of a cappella concerts at the Spoleto Festival and throughout Romania, Britten’s Spring Symphony (LSO/ Harding) and Mahler’s Third Symphony with the LSO under Gergiev and the LPO under Rozhdestvensky. The choir has made recordings of most of the orchestral repertoire that includes boys’ choir. Notable releases have included Mahler’s Eighth Symphony with Klaus Tennstedt, which was nominated for a Grammy Award, Il Trittico (Puccini), Werther (Massenet) and Tosca (Puccini) for EMI and Antonio Pappano, Billy Budd (Britten) with the LSO and Richard Hickox, Mahler’s Third Symphony with the Philharmonia and Benjamin Zander, and Britten’s War Requiem with the LPO and Kurt Masur. Recent releases include Mahler 3 (LSO/Gergiev), Carmina Burana (LSO/Hickox) and Owen Wingrave (CLS/Hickox).