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Calendar: Club Vocale

  Club Vocale Pilot season: 3 evenings running in Autumn 2016. Earl Haig Hall 2  Sunday September 25th  – TIC TOC Club Launch – new works devised by members of the choir. Uran Apak – dream walking Veronica Royet Chacon – haiku Dilara Aydin-Corbett – the heart opens like a lotus flower Sarah Jenkin – transition Mārtiņš Baumanis – vicious control TIC will perform in second half.  Sunday October 16th […]

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Blog: TIC TOC leadership exchange

We are in the middle of TOC rehearsals at the moment. Last night 7 TIC’s joined 10 TOC’s and we had a leadership exchange workshop. What could TIC and TOC learn from each other? Here are some comments following the exercises in the first half of the workshop….. Matt and Uran “FUN!” Responsiveness way. Rhythm, cooperation, developing ideas”. Matt. “My toc partner wanted to explore having fun. First we created funky, […]

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Calendar: TIC at Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival

TIC will be performing on Sunday 20th March at the Southbank Centre as part of their Chorus Festival, a 3-day event with around 50 choirs performing in foyer spaces across the Centre. Join us from 7pm to 7.25pm on the Central Bar stage in the Royal Festival Hall foyer. We are appearing just before a show called “Mmm Hmmm” by Verity Standen, described as ‘a playful and poignant musical journey shaped by three exceptional female voices.’

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Blog: Composer Alistair Smith on the first TIC performance

5th December 2015, The Vortex, Dalston, London.  One of my favourite things to do at university was to go to the vocal recital seminars and watch the singers trying out their current works in progress. To be in an intimate setting and hear the singers giving it their all, acting the part of their pieces, was a bit of a thrill. Shivers up my spine, time after time was the […]

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Calendar: Join TIC for an Open Workshop!

Join us on Saturday before the choir’s first public performance for a collective improvisation workshop open to all levels of singing. The workshop starts at 12.30pm at the Vortex (Dalston, N16) for one hour of gentle vocal exercises and artistic exploration. In this taster workshop with Jenni and members of TIC, we will look at ways we have worked in rehearsal in preparation for the afternoon concert. We’ll learn to establish […]

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Blog: Final rehearsal!

This past Sunday, the choir gathered for the 6th and last time before their début performance. Composer Alistair Smith, who already came to a TIC rehearsal a few weeks ago, was in attendance alongside a few other ‘test’ audience members; he his sharing his thoughts about the choir in the article below. If you’ve been wondering what 10 vocal improvisers sound like with no other safety net than Artistic Director Jenni Roditi’s guidance, we also […]

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Blog: Artistic Director’s Diary: Week 5

As members of TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir are getting ready for their final rehearsal before their first public performance on Saturday 5th December, founder and Artistic Director Jenni Roditi looks back at the past few weeks to reflect on the artistic journey that she and the choir members have gone through, the process she’s developed along the way and her relation to improvisation.   From the first gathering 6 weeks ago […]

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