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12 Comments

Reply JKennedy
2:08 PM on August 18, 2013 
Last night, in the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, I heard Sir Thomas Allen (the man who inspired me to take up Classical Singing) singing live in a performance of the `Faure Requiem` with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and NYCoS. The music was stunning and the performances were top class from ALL involved. This really was a dream come true and it is a Musical experience I shall always remember and cherish.
Reply ogus
12:10 PM on June 6, 2013 
Looking forward to seeing Tom on 11th July in Ariadne at Glyndebourne. Others may like to look at what I've written about the great singer in my recently published book, Travels With My Opera Glasses http://bit.ly/15VFnbe; or at least the Foreword which Tom himself has written
Reply valerie barton
6:47 AM on October 28, 2012 
Went to see John Wilson Orchestra at liverpool philharmonic tuesday october 23rd Sir Thomas Allen was singing, I was so thrilled,I went into the side street on leaving, I saw him sat in his car,he was on his phone, I waited hoping he would see me, I was gobsmacked when he got out of his car, I asked would he sighn my program on the page of his photo ect. How lucky was I, as he obliged,I couldt speak properly just to say thankyou, he shook hands with me,Im 69yrs I felt on top of the world!! walking to my car, no one sings like him,my favourite song being some enchanted evening, valx
Reply George Shirley
10:13 AM on September 11, 2012 
Congratulations, Sir Thomas, upon both your academic appointment! and continuing extraordinary performing career! We'll have to hit the golf links again at some point along the way!
Reply Roger
2:24 AM on September 10, 2012 
Sir Thomas sang 3 lovely negro spirituals at the Mayfield Festival this year. Any one know if they are recorded?
....and ... happy birthday Sir Tom!
Reply Barbara Voon
7:14 AM on June 6, 2012 
I wish that Sir Thomas Allen's works would be made more available in DVDs or blue ray discs. I think I must have bought almost every piece that is on DVD. I most enjoy listening to his velvety smooth voice!
Reply birdwalker
9:10 AM on February 26, 2012 
There are fabulous clips from an elusive 1987 ROH production of Nozze with Allen on YouTube. Anyone knowing how to get a full copy of this video please contact [email protected] (I'm not a commercial operation, just a 75-year-old fan of four of the performers in this production.) Whoever is behind this website: please contact me about this; I've been looking for a copy of this video for a number of years. BTW, I'll settle for a clip of the Marcellina/Susanna scene, as many scenes from this production have already been posted on YouTube.
Reply Clare Mawdsley
5:42 AM on January 26, 2012 
I remember That Sir Thomas was to sing at the Proms many years ago and he took ill on stage.A young man from the audience stepped up with his score and completed the concert whilst Thomas recovered.
Hope the 40 year concert goes well.
Reply Dr Stone
12:00 PM on January 19, 2012 
It was pure privilege to attend both degree ceremonies on 13th Jan with your good self presiding! Why both ceremonies in those temperatures, I hear you cry? Well, both offspring collected their degrees - Christopher his PhD and Carrie her Masters! Now it's back to reality after a heady few days in beautiful Durham. Thank you for beautiful, only slightly frost-limned, memories of a proud day.
Reply britainsfavouritebaritone
11:53 AM on August 10, 2011 
I was at the same concert funnily enough! My first one too at seeing and hearing Sir Tom and Flott live in concert. It was indeed most wonderful and it was a brilliant evening out in Cambridge.

Many thanks for the review; it summed up perfectly what I felt about it.