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Summer Workshop – feedback on September’s event

Following our successful workshop in September, we are beginning to think about planning for next year's event.  We will be asking for an indication of numbers over the next few weeks and will be posting a sign up form so that potential singers can let us know they intend to come.  We were delighted [...]

By | 2017-10-16T16:55:30+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Workshop – feedback on September’s event

Practice Aids – Autumn 2017

Faure Requiem and Poulenc Gloria The following learning aids are available for these pieces: Cyberbass www.voiceparts.com has midi files of both the Poulenc and the Faure. www.johnfletchermusic.org  is a very helpful site which has midi and mp3 files for all voice parts for both the Poulenc and the Faure.  Before using this site you need [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:37:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Practice Aids – Autumn 2017

BBC celebrating British Choral Singing

BBC Radio 4 is celebrating the wonderful British tradition of choral singing in a series by Roderick Williams (@Sviceridor) - episodes can be found here and are well worth listening to. In his programme on singing for pleasure he says: "It's a story of how ordinary people have used singing to take ownership of our [...]

By | 2017-10-04T16:15:07+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BBC celebrating British Choral Singing

I can’t read music – can I still sing with you?

Our singers have a wide range of musical experience.  One or two have degrees in music, some others are experienced choral singers.  Most, however, have never sung with a choir before and a significant proportion cannot read music.  So don’t be put off if you feel you are lacking in musical experience and knowledge or [...]

By | 2017-09-06T11:27:45+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on I can’t read music – can I still sing with you?

Autumn Term 2017 – rehearsal schedule

The rehearsal schedule below was amended on 11 September 2017 - some of the content of the September and November rehearsals was amended.  Please make sure you have the latest version. The term's rehearsal schedule is set out below.  If you would like to print it out, a downloadable document is included at [...]

By | 2017-09-14T10:39:21+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – rehearsal schedule

Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music

This term we will be singing Faure's Requiem (1893 version - Oxford), Poulenc Gloria (Salabert) and a new work, The Heavens and the Heart by James Francis Brown. For those singers who do not already have their own copies of the Faure and/or Poulenc and who have not obtained copies through us during the first [...]

By | 2017-09-14T11:17:17+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music

London Premiere of James Francis Brown’s “The Heavens and the Heart”

Autumn Programme announcement Hampstead Chorus has recently agreed that its Autumn programme will include the London premiere of James Francis Brown’s The Heavens and the Heart, a 16 minute piece for choir, 2 horns in F, harp, and strings.  James is a friend of our accompanist, Heather and her partner Tom.  His work was a [...]

By | 2017-08-24T10:40:47+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on London Premiere of James Francis Brown’s “The Heavens and the Heart”

Autumn 2017 programme and registration

Autumn term began on Wednesday 6th September 2017 but it is not too late to join us. If you are still interested in singing us this term, please let us know via our contact us page. We are rehearsing Faure’s Requiem and Poulenc’s Gloria for a concert on 9th December.  We have [...]

By | 2017-10-09T12:37:55+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Autumn 2017 programme and registration

Choir dates for 2017 – 2018 10th anniversary season

We are planning an exciting season for 2017-2018, our 10th anniversary season.  Details of repertoire and dates are shown below. Autumn Term 2017 - Faure "Requiem", Poulenc "Gloria" Choir awayday - 2 September 2017 First rehearsal and registration - 6 September 2017 All rehearsals are then on Wednesdays except in the week commencing 18 September, [...]

By | 2017-07-16T19:59:38+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Choir dates for 2017 – 2018 10th anniversary season