Thomas Tallis Society Choir
One of the country's finest choirs, the Thomas Tallis Society - which is celebrating it's 50th anniversary during the season 2015-16 - takes its name from the 16th century composer who worked at the Greenwich Royal Court and is buried in the Parish Church of St Alfege, Greenwich.
The choir was founded by Philip Simms, who was organist and choirmaster at the church from 1964 to 2000, and our links with the church continue to the present.
Philip was succeeded by Stephen Dagg, Director of the Centre for Young Musicians at Morley College, London and organist at St Alfege Church, in 2006. In this our 50th anniversary year we are delighted to have appointed Eamonn Dougan as our new Musical Director.
With around 45 auditioned voices, TTS presents four or five concerts a year, the majority performed in the beautiful setting of St Alfege but also occasionally in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel or Blackheath Concert Hall. Although many of the choir members live locally in Greenwich, TTS attracts musicians from all over London owing to the high standards it maintains. All singers are required to have good sight reading abilities as the choir works on a few concentrated rehearsals in St Alfege Church before each concert.
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