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March 15, 2019

On the evening of March 8th, Jenni Roditi and the Improvisers' choir performed in the second of two concerts at Club Inégales in Euston, London. The concert was the culmination of a two day Open University conference on Women In Musical Leadership. Coinciding with Inte...

February 18, 2019

The Third Orchestra

“Beyond the binary” was the first phrase Peter Wiegold used to describe what The Third Orchestra is all about. More than East and West, more than improvisation or composition, “a third way” as he put it, results when these pairs of apparent oppo...

December 20, 2018

“The improvising voice is a mirror of your whole being

and through it you can speak of yourself in new tongues ” – JR

I have been a participant in three Vocal Tai Chi Intensive Master classes. This extended version of Jenni Roditi’s unique style of voice and movement wor...

June 12, 2018

The year started well for The Improvisers Choir, 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 a...

January 24, 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...

November 30, 2017

After a mad dash, I just about made it for this season's concert at Jenni's loft apartment. Due to personal circumstances I was forced to drop out of the choir for the term. This time I was on the outside, looking on at my friends performing their newly devised-improvi...

June 25, 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...

May 31, 2017

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.

Being the location of numerous Vocal Tai Chi workshops, many of us felt quite at home singing or, more broa...

May 16, 2017

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 led us in...

November 28, 2016

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 i...

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