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Programme for 2018-2019 season

Our 2018-2019 season will start on 1 September 2018 with our Choral Workshop at Kings College London.  All singer are welcome whether or not they belong to the choir.  More details can be found here. We will be performing Brahms Requiem on 1 December 2018.  Rehearsals start on Wednesday 5 September in the Music Lecture [...]

By | 2018-06-13T14:48:41+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Programme for 2018-2019 season

Programme for the Summer term 2018

Our summer programme will comprise works by Charles Villiers Stanford, including his stirring maritime choral work The Revenge: A Ballad of the Fleet, which sets to music a poem by Tennyson describing the sea battle in 1591 between a warship commanded by Sir Richard Grenville and a vastly larger Spanish fleet.  We also hope to [...]

By | 2018-06-08T12:45:39+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Programme for the Summer term 2018

Choral Workshop – 1 September 2018

We will be holding our annual Choral Workshop on 1 September 2018 at Kings College London.  All singers are welcome - members of the choir, their family members and friends or any other singers who are looking for a friendly day of music making. If you would like to come please complete our form which [...]

By | 2018-04-29T11:34:15+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Awayday, Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Choral Workshop – 1 September 2018

Feedback from James Francis Brown on our performance of his work

At our concert on 9 December, we performed the London premiere of James Francis Brown's choral work, The Heavens and the Heart.  We found it a challenging sing, but the choir enjoyed his tunes, rhythms and the liveliness of the piece. Following the concert James wrote to us: Dear members of the Hampstead Chorus, Simon and Heather et [...]

By | 2017-12-13T14:51:46+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown|Comments Off on Feedback from James Francis Brown on our performance of his work

Messiah – 28 April 2018

Our 10th anniversary concert took place on 28 April 2018 with a performance of Handel's Messiah under the baton of our musical director, Simon Walton.  Our original musical director, John Bradbury was in the audience. Simon's feedback to the choir included these kind words: "I thought you sang magnificently last night. All of the [...]

By | 2018-05-21T06:45:40+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Messiah – 28 April 2018

Come and Sing in aid of Marie Curie – 27 January 2018

This event has  now taken place.  Thanks to all those who came to sing or to hear the concert and to the musicians who contributed their time - with your help we raised over £3,000 for Marie Curie. Simon Walton had the following to say about the day: I heard lots of comments from [...]

By | 2018-04-20T07:34:26+00:00 December 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Come and Sing in aid of Marie Curie – 27 January 2018

Thanks to Handelsbanken, our season supporter, and our other advertisers

We are delighted that our 10th anniversary season, our first as a charity, is being supported by a range of businesses. We are particularly grateful to Anthony Fogden and his team at the Hampstead branch of Handelsbanken, who are our season supporters. You can find out more about their services here. We are also grateful [...]

By | 2017-10-31T15:56:16+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Thanks to Handelsbanken, our season supporter, and our other advertisers

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 | 2018-01-10T21:46:20+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