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Working in harmony - the TR singers

One unexpected benefit of working for a large, international company? 

If you have a passion that you’re eager to express (work-related or not), odds are that one of your coworkers does, too. That was the case when some of our London-based employees decided to start a singing group. Now, the group, known as the TR Singers, has a training routine, a fan base, and even has its first performance under its belt.

The TR Singers is a London-based, non-auditioned singing group made up of colleagues from across Thomson Reuters. Whether you are completely new to singing, or an experienced chorister, anyone #workingatTR in London is welcome to join the TR Singers. The group covers a broad range of musical styles in a fun and relaxed environment. Members of the group benefit from the professional musical guidance of a director from City Music Services in London. The TR Singers rehearse at lunchtime on Tuesday's at a venue just a few blocks from our Canada Square and South Colonnade offices. Members say that it’s a great way to re-energize yourself midday!  

This spring, the TR Singers performed at its very first concert. The location was spectacular: the All Hallows-by-the-Tower Church, adjacent to the Tower of London. The concert was organized by City Music Services, and it also featured performances by choirs and ensembles from a number of financial, legal and consulting firms, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Allen and Overy, Hogan Lovells and PWC. 

The TR Singers performed a fun piece called ‘The Complete History of Western Music (abridged)’. They didn’t have long to rehearse, but the performance went very well, with an enthusiastic and appreciative audience. The TR Singers then joined the other choirs at the end of the concert to sing ‘I was Glad’ by Hubert Parry, a big choral piece that has been performed at a number of royal occasions including coronations and the weddings of both Prince Charles and Lady Diana and Prince William and Kate Middleton. It was a fitting end to a wonderful evening of music-making.

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