The LA AGO Podcast

Episode 16 (Tyrone Whiting)

January 03, 2022 Host: Thompson Howell Season 3 Episode 3
The LA AGO Podcast
Episode 16 (Tyrone Whiting)
Show Notes

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to the severe outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant in the Los Angeles area, the leadership of the LA AGO and our guest artist have mutually decided to postpone our January, 2022 events featuring Mr. Tyrone Whiting. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of our guest artist and attendees. Mr. Whiting has been rescheduled to present a masterclass on October 15 and a recital on October 17 of this year. A virtual event is being developed for January. Details will be emailed to all members as soon as they become available. You may also follow the LA AGO Facebook page for the latest information and event details.

We're back for 2022 as we continue with our season of LA AGO events!

Our next event comes up on Monday, January 17th at 8pm. Tyrone Whiting - London born organist, conductor, pianist, and educator - will be in recital at Herrick Chapel on the campus of Occidental College in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. The recital will be preceded by a Masterclass taught by Mr. Whiting on Saturday, January 15th, also at Herrick Chapel. Details on both events can be found at and in the Chapter's e-newsletter, The LA Pipeline.

In this episode, Tyrone shares with host Thompson Howell his goals as Director of Music & Organist at historic St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; discusses his non-traditional route into the world of organ and choral music; emphasizes the importance he places on teaching (and learning!) and how the principles of Performance Science affect us all; and how obsessing over "perfection" in performance can actually result in more mistakes; and more!

Thompson also wonders if Bach would have written different music if he'd had access to orchestral organs like those built by renowned French builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, and Tyrone stresses the contextual need to recognize that composers were human beings with life experiences that helped shape their body of work.

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