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 Nightís Dream (Richard Hickox), Boris Godunov with the Bolshoi Opera, Hšnsel und Gretel (Sir Colin Davis), also broadcast on BBC2 TV, performances of Brittenís War Requiem with Antonio Pappano, a series of a cappella concerts at the Spoleto Festival and throughout Romania, Brittenís Spring Symphony (LSO/ Harding) and Mahlerís 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 boysí choir. Notable releases have included Mahlerís 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, Mahlerís Third Symphony with the Philharmonia and Benjamin Zander, and Brittenís War Requiem with the LPO and Kurt Masur. Recent releases include Mahler 3 (LSO/Gergiev), Carmina Burana (LSO/Hickox) and Owen Wingrave (CLS/Hickox).