Mahler – Symphony No.3; BBC Proms

This summer, fifty of Tiffin’s trebles spent a week at school in preparation for a performance at this year’s BBC Proms. The choir performed Mahler’s 3rd Symphony for the 3rd time this year, this time with the London Symphony Orchestra and Bernard Haitink at the podium. The performance had special significance, as Haitink (aged 87), respected for his interpretation of Mahler’s Symphonies, was returning to the Royal Albert Hall for the 50th anniversary of his first proms performance. Rehearsing in the RAH to the orchestra’s busy schedule was fascinating. The conductor helped the boys’ choir to relish their moment in front of the full house drawn by the highly anticipated performance. The concert was broadcast live to hundreds of thousands on television and radio, with the distinctive Tiffin blazers standing out on television.

Stravinsky – Perséphone; Royal Festival Hall

Tannhäuser: A students perspective