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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...

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...

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...

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...

June 24, 2016

The Open Choir

Having been involved on the sidelines with TIC - The Improvisors Choir, a fly on the wall to their rehearsals; witnessing their creative process emerge and evolve into a strong force, bursting with ideas and potential. It was now my turn to be a part of t...

November 29, 2015

Three weeks after my introduction to the Improvised Choir, I was once again in Jenni Roditi's loft apartment with its stunning view of Alexandra Palace. All ten singers were present for their final practice and dress rehearsal performance after six weeks of experimenta...

November 9, 2015

TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir – Rehearsal 3

In Jenni Roditi’s stunning loft apartment, light streaming in through the windows that are three sides of the space, seven unique individuals entered one by one to greet Jenni. “The warming up is done! The bonding is done! Now...

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