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Calendar:Upcoming gigs and events

TIC: July 17th (2pm – 6pm) and one other date in July tbc – Fly on the Wall audience for the EP recording sessions, Craxton’s Studios Hampstead. (limited places). TIC: July 29th, time TBC. Chorus Festival , South Bank Centre. TOC: June 23rd, 5.30pm Meadow Orchard Project, behind Hornsey Health Centre, through car park to gate in back fence, 151 Park Rd, N8 8JD. TOC July 8th – 3.30pm, Hornsey Music […]

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Song of Songs at Club Inegales

Blog: Jenni Roditi and TIC at Club Inégales

  The year started well for TIC, winning the Nonclassical Battle of the Bands back in January. This occasion saw them team up with the formidable Peter Wiegold and his amazing band at Club Inégales, Euston. Peter has been on a wonderfully rich, varied and successful musical journey: From Durham University to the Guildhall; from Birmingham Contemporary Music Ensemble to working with numerous international ensembles around the world, he has […]

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TIC win battle of the bands

Blog: TIC at Nonclassical Battle of the Bands (The Victoria – Dalston – 17th Jan 2018)

I was excited to hear about TIC performing in this unique battle of the bands competition, having been to numerous Nonclassical events over the years. They are a record label and promotor of new and experimental music spearheaded by Gabriel Prokofiev, an ideal platform for The Improvisers’ Choir. I haven’t the space to write about the other amazing acts that evening, so for now I will just give you my […]

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Blog: TOC House Concert November 12

“A really captivating evening of polyphonic music with much heart and soul from all the singers. MORE PLEASE!” Audience testimonial. Earl Haig Hall 2016. TOC is a community improvisation choir directed by Jenni Roditi. Founded in February 2016 the choir have performed locally at Earl Haig Hall 2, Crouch End Festival -Hornsey Town Hall (in 2016 and 2017), Oxjam HTH, Meadow Orchard Project, Inderwick Road Street Party and now for […]

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Blog: TOC – The Open Choir On Tour – Crouch End Festival 2017

It was a beautiful sun filled Sunday in June and the Crouch End festival was in full swing. One of our first gigs as a choir was at the festival last year and it was good to be back, this time with a little more experience and a few more gigs under our belts. This year we would be playing two gigs during the festival, another at the Meadow Orchard […]

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Blog: TOC – The Open Choir Rehearsal: ‘Three’ Improvisation

A brief but heavy downpour had flooded our usual venue, Earl Haig Hall, so this week’s choir rehearsal was promptly moved to Jenni’s loft apartment in Crouch End. water and electrics don’t mix Being the location of numerous Vocal Tai Chi workshops, many of us felt quite at home singing or, more broadly speaking, vocalising in Jenni’s home. This week brought yet another challenge! In groups of three we were […]

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Blog: A Composition Crash Course

TOC – The Open Choir Summer Season 2017 Rehearsals “A Composition Crash Course” – Monday 15th May, Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End This Monday was the first rehearsal of a new term for a group that is now a regular core of people; a group that continues to grow in confidence and character as Jenni continually pushes us forward into new territory. This first week was no exception as Jenni […]

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