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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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Cleveland Watkiss

Blog: Club Vocale III (TIC – TOC & Cleveland Watkiss)

Cleveland Watkiss is a singer with a huge wealth and diversity of experience. Despite his many different collaborations and projects he is still primarily regarded as a Jazz vocalist, due to the improvisatory nature of his solo work. However, he has moved beyond Jazz into a much wider sound world, drawing from all the different threads of his past. This world is where he and both TIC and TOC met […]

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Calendar: Club Vocale 3 ft. Cleveland Watkiss

For our third and final Club Vocale of 2016, we’ve invited another stellar vocal improviser to join us – this time it’s Cleveland Watkiss, multi-award winner virtuoso vocalist, actor and composer, who co-founded the Jazz Warriors big band and recently starred in Julian Joseph’s ground-breaking jazz operas Bridgetower and Shadowball. TOC – The Open Choir will also join us on stage! Tickets are available online with a special early bird […]

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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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