Tiffin Boys' Choir sings Purcell

One of the best known boys choirs in the UK is Tiffin Boys Choir in London. To start the Jubilee weekend with some early English choral music they are performing an hour of Purcell including the renowned work "My heart is inditing." This should be a glorious concert set in the centre of London.

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Programme

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes mei, Psalm 3

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), Anthem: O Sing unto the Lord, Z 44

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), My beloved spake, Z 28

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), Rejoice in the Lord Alway, "The Bell Anthem", Z 49

Purcell, Henry (1659-1695), My Heart is Inditing

Artists

Tiffin Boys Choir

This hour-long Friday evening concert features some of Purcell's best-loved choral music and the choir will be joined by the solo strings of The London Road Ensemble. Since its foundation in 1957, the 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. The choir has worked with all the London orchestras and performs regularly with the Royal Opera. Recent engagements have included critically acclaimed performances of Carmen (Pappano), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hickox) and Tannhäuser (Bychkov), Boris Godunov with the Bolshoi Opera, Parsifal with the Mariinsky Opera, Hänsel und Gretel (Sir Colin Davis), Britten's War Requiem with Pappano and Maazel, Mahler 3 with Maazel and Bychkov, the premiere of Titanic 3D and a series of a capella concerts at the Spoleto Festival and in the Baltic States. The choir enjoys a partnership with the London Mozart Players, performing most recently Haydn Creation and the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems. The choir tours annually, most recently to Australia and New Zealand. The choir has made recordings of most of the orchestral repertoire that includes boys’ choir. Notable releases have included Mahler 8 (EMI / Tennstedt), which was nominated for a Grammy Award, Puccini Il Trittico, Massenet Werther and Puccini Tosca (EMI / Pappano), Britten Billy Budd (Chandos / Hickox), Mahler 3 (LSO Live / Gergiev and Telarc / Zander), and Britten War Requiem (LPO Live / Masur). Members of the choir feature in DVD releases of Carmen, La Bohème, Tosca and Hänsel und Gretel from the Royal Opera House. Tiffin School is state grammar school and specialist Arts College in Kingston-upon-Thames, described by OFSTED as “exceptional”. The majority of the 1200 boys in the school play a musical instrument, and over 100 boys study Music at GCSE and A Level. Several members of the choir have gained university choral scholarships on leaving Tiffin: there are ex-Tiffinians currently singing in the choirs of King’s and St John’s Colleges in Cambridge, and Exeter, Magdalen, Oriel and St Edmund Hall Colleges in Oxford. Future engagements include Turandot at Wembley Arena and Otello at the Royal Opera House. A tour of China and South Korea is planned for 2013. "The outstanding Tiffin Boys' Choir" (The Times) "The heavenly trebles of the Tiffin Boys' Choir" (Sunday Express) "The magnificent Tiffin Boys' Choir" (The Independent)

St James's Church, Piccadilly

197 Piccadilly
London Greater London United Kingdom W1J 9LL