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Tiffin School’s 150 strong Oratorio Choir, formed of pupils past and present, their parents, staff, and many more members of the wider Tiffin School community, gathered on Sunday 19th November to perform one of Elgar’s most heartfelt works: his Dream of Gerontius. Forming in September, the choir prepared Elgar’s epic together each Wednesday evening of the Autumn Term before joining the visiting orchestra and soloists for their final rehearsal in the school sports hall on the day of the concert. Among the performers were forty Year 7 pupils, many of whom had never before sung music such as this with a full choir and orchestra. Not only did choir members enjoy creating the many striking tutti chorus and orchestra moments heard in this piece, they were also given the opportunity to appreciate the outstanding solo passages performed by Old Tiffinian and baritone Gareth Brynmor John, mezzo soprano Victoria Simmonds and tenor Ed Lyon. Members and friends of the Tiffin School community are warmly invited to join the Oratorio choir when it reassembles next September for its 2024 season.