While the prospect of mass vaccination offers some prospect of a return to rehearsals in person later in 2021, we have decided for the time being to continue with on-line rehearsals on Zoom. Those who joined us last term will know that we had great fun. Many participants viewed it as a very positive experience [...]
We have been sending out weekly emails to those on our regular mailing list as a way of staying in touch with the choir. These emails contain: links to videos of Simon's regular warm up exercises Suggestions of a couple of pieces to learn with links to videos and sheet music links to a suggested [...]
Our annual choir workshop is due to be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 in the Great Hall at Kings College London in The Strand. Simon Walton and Heather Tomala will take us through a broad range of music, especially selected by Simon. The choir workshop is open to all - choir members, potential members, [...]
Unfortunately it does not look likely that we will be able to resume rehearsals in the near future so sadly our usual Summer Term of rehearsals will not begin at the start of May. Obviously we will keep you informed if circumstances look like they might change.
We are particularly grateful to the Rosen family who are supporting this Come and Sing in memory of Len and Betty Rosen. All proceeds of the day are for the benefit of Marie Curie.. In April 2019, we performed Haydn's Nelson Mass and we are giving existing chorus members and anyone [...]
This page contains all the information you need for the Autumn term 2019 We started rehearsals for our Autumn 2019 concert (Dvorak - Mass in D and Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem) at the start of September. Our rehearsals are held in the Music Lecture Theatre at UCS, Frognal, London NW3 6XH. Our Autumn 2019 [...]
Our summer concert took place on Saturday 22 June 2019 to a packed house. Simon writes: There seemed to be a real buzz after last night's Bernstein concert. It was lovely for us, and the students, to sing to a packed house. From all the comments I received afterwards, the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy [...]
This event has now taken place. 40 singers spent the weekend in Cambridge, learning a wide variety of pieces from the 15th to 20th centuries. Keep an eye on this website for details of future workshops and singing weekends Our popular Choral Weekend Workshop was held at Christ’s College [...]
Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for leisure-time music, with a membership of over 3,500 groups representing around 190,000 music makers across the UK. The Hampstead Chorus is a member of Making Music and we benefit greatly from their advice (for instance on licensing and gift aid) and their insurance cover for groups [...]
This BBC magazine article explores what happens to us when we sing and explores how singing, particularly communally, can benefit our mental health. It explains how singing can be a form of communication which we can access even when we feel shy or insecure.