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Blog: Responding to TIC’s third rehearsal – by composer Alistair Smith

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 it’s time to get down to it!” These were some of Jenni’s first words to the group as they commenced their third rehearsal. The […]

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Calendar: Performance and workshop: 5th December, Vortex

Tickets are now on sale for the first public performance of The Improvisers’ Choir, taking place on 5th December 2015 at the Vortex in Dalston, London (N16). The concert will be preceded by a taster workshop open to all singing abilities to try out the techniques developed by Jenni Roditi and TIC, and followed by a Q&A with Jenni and choir members. Book your tickets now as places are limited […]

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Meet the Improvisers: Verónica Chacón

Our next Improviser is Verónica Chacón, a Swiss-Columbian mezzo soprano and jazz singer who trained in musical theory and piano at the Institut Jaques-Dalcroze in Geneva as a child and young adult then came to London 17 years ago to study singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is also a singing/breathing teacher, conducts the Muswell Hill-based Alexandra Chorus and has exhibited her movement-inspired paintings in Geneva, London and New York.  How would you […]

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Meet the Improvisers: Dilara Aydin-Corbett

We start with Dilara Ayidin-Corbett, a  Goldsmith graduate and recently accepted onto the Leadership course at Guildhall, specialising in Irish folk music and Indian classical music. Dilara is also a member of Goldsmiths Vocal Ensemble led by Eska Mtungwazi How would you describe your voice? To be honest, I’m not exactly sure!! I try to keep a pure tonal quality (so think what you would expect with Indian Classical singing) or find the […]

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Blog: TIC singers work with Vocal Tai Chi Practitioners

Jenni Roditi writes: A wonderful Vocal Tai Chi workshop today (25/10/15) as we were joined by some of our new friends from TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir. Much learning, sharing and openness about the creative life of the voice – from the shy beginner to the seasoned pro – everyone was willing to take new steps. Quite a sense of celebration and care for each other in the air. The […]

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Looking for male vocal improvisers!

The first rehearsal of TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir last Sunday was a meeting of musical minds: our seven improvising vocalists, coming from horizons as varied as jazz, funk, opera, contemporary classical, baroque, Irish folk, Indian classical, latin, gospel, musical theatre and cabaret, got to know each other personally and musically under the gentle steer of Artistic Director Jenni Roditi.  As we want to achieve a balance of vocal ranges for […]

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Audition for TIC – The Improvisers Choir

Auditions are now closed for the concert on December 5th. An announcement about future auditions will be made after the review of the current pilot project. Why Audition? The need for auditioning is part of an aspiration to create a unique and scintillating group of experienced performers who will delight audiences through their collective and individual singing and sounding voices. The Mission The mission is to create new templates for […]

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