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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+00:00December 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+00:00December 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 28th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music