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 [...]
Our 2019/2020 concerts will be as follows: Autumn concert - Saturday 30 November 2019 - Mass in D by Dvorak and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams. Rehearsals start on Wednesday 4 September 2019. If you are already on our mailing list you will receive an email with registration details; otherwise contact us via this [...]
Our popular Choral Weekend Workshop will be held at Christ’s College in the centre of Cambridge, on Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019. The workshop is fully subscribed but if you are interested in coming, please contact us via this website to put your name on a waiting list. The Choral Workshop will [...]
The concert I hope you enjoyed last night as much as I did. I have been particularly looking forward to this programme. Haydn's Nelson Mass is just terrific fun to sing, and fizzes along like an excellent bottle of champagne for the audience. When I was looking for pieces to go with the three trumpets [...]
Our summer concert is always a light-hearted affair and is followed by our summer party. This year we will be singing two works by Leonard Bernstein - a choral suite from West Side Story and choral extracts from Wonderful Town. We will be joined by young singers from University College School who will sing parts [...]
Our next concert will take place on Saturday 27 April 2019 in the Great Hall at UCS. The programme includes Nelson Mass by Haydn, Funeral music for Queen Mary by Purcell and In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli. Tickets are available online via Ticketsource (with a booking fee) or at rehearsals.
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 [...]
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To download our poster, right click on the image above and select "save image as" option. Hampstead Chorus' Spring term Our next term started on Wednesday 9th January with rehearsals for Nelson Mass by Haydn, Funeral music for Queen Mary by Purcell and In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at UCS - with breaks [...]
Brahms' Requiem is a very difficult, highly technical sing even for the most accomplished professional choirs. Last night came together for us brilliantly in every way. There were some very special moments from your opening pianissimo chords, to some terrifically spirited singing in the tricky fugues and the highly dramatic 3/4 section "Denn es wird [...]