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Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

Hampstead Chorus' Spring term will begin on Wednesday 9th January when we will start rehearsing Nelson Mass by Haydn, Funeral music for Queen Mary by Purcell and In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli.  Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays at UCS - with a break for the Easter holidays. Our concert will take place on Saturday 27 April 2019 in the [...]

By |2018-12-05T15:06:09+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

Simon’s feedback on our Brahms’ Requiem concert

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 [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:10:23+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Simon’s feedback on our Brahms’ Requiem concert

Thanks to Osbornes Law, our season sponsor, and our other supporters

Once again we are being supported by a range of local and national businesses who advertise in our concert programmes. We are particularly grateful to Osbornes Law who are our season supporters. We are also grateful to those businesses which are supporting us by advertising in our programmes this season: APPI Health Group – pilates instruction [...]

By |2018-11-22T14:37:41+00:00November 21st, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Thanks to Osbornes Law, our season sponsor, and our other supporters

Come and Sing – 26 January 2019 – Messiah

Following our anniversary performance of Handel's Messiah in 2018, we are giving existing chorus members and anyone else who wants to come along the chance to exercise their vocal chords with this wonderful work. Musical Director - Simon Walton Organist - Edward Kemp-Luck Timings: Rehearsal 2 pm Performance 7pm Venue: Great Hall, University College [...]

By |2018-12-02T09:53:50+00:00November 11th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Come and Sing – 26 January 2019 – Messiah

Autumn Term 2018 – Brahms Requiem

Hampstead Chorus's Autumn term will begin on Wednesday 5th September when we will start rehearsing Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (German Requiem), which we will be singing in its original German version.  Our concert, accompanied by professional soloists and orchestra as usual, will be on Saturday 1st December at 7.30pm in the [...]

By |2018-12-01T22:16:59+00:00August 19th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2018 – Brahms Requiem

Summer concert and party – feedback from Simon

The Summer term is always a smaller event but often produces an excellent musical outcome and this year was no exception. At the suggestion of a choir member, we learned and performed The Revenge, a setting of a Tennyson poem by the Irish composer Charles Villiers Stanford. The work tells the story of a naval [...]

By |2018-07-03T13:47:57+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Summer concert and party – feedback from Simon

Programme for 2018-2019 season

Our 2018-2019 season will start on 1 September 2018 with our Choral Workshop at Kings College London.  All singers 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 |2018-11-21T15:19:47+00:00June 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 |2018-07-03T12:15:19+00:00March 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+00:00January 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+00:00December 13th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown|Comments Off on Feedback from James Francis Brown on our performance of his work