Season 2017-2018

/Season 2017-2018

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 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

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

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

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 – 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

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+00:00July 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 |2018-03-08T18:40:23+00:00June 30th, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Choir dates for 2017 – 2018 10th anniversary season

Hampstead Chorus Workshop – 2 September 2017

Our choir workshop will be held on Saturday 2nd September 2017 in the Great Hall at Kings College London in The Strand. Simon Walton and Heather Tomala  are our musical guides for the day and we will sing a lovely selection of music to be chosen by Simon. Simon has chosen music by Brahms, [...]

By |2017-09-03T16:47:15+00:00June 29th, 2017|Awayday, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Hampstead Chorus Workshop – 2 September 2017