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

//Come and Sing in aid of Marie Curie – 27 January 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 the audience to say they thought our performance of Mozart’s Requiem was incredibly powerful last night, and I would like to echo that. The overall choir tone was superb and, despite our limited rehearsal time, I think the audience found it moving because of our dramatic sound and the musical shaping we managed to achieve, despite a couple of shaky moments….I had a great time and, once I heard the first phrase, I knew all was going to be good. I would like to thank our lovely soloistsand Ed on the organ for singing and playing so beautifully and for giving freely of their time, and the volunteers and choir committee for making it all possible. 

The Hampstead Chorus is organising a Come and Sing event in aid of Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, our partner charity, on 27 January 2018.  Please join us to sing this wonderful work.

Event details

Venue – Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, London NW3 6XH

Doors open from 1.15 pm for registration

Singers’ rehearsal from 2 pm – 4.45 pm (NB – changed from 5 pm)

All are welcome to the performance at 7 pm (finishes ca 8 pm; there is no interval)

Musical Director – Simon Walton

Organist – Edward Kemp-Luck

Soprano – Abigail Wander

Alto – Aino Konkka

Tenor – Vernon Kirk

Bass – Max Loble

Singers are requested to make a donation to Marie Curie (suggested minimum £15) – please bring cash with you on the day.

It would help us to have some idea of how many people are going to come and the distribution of voice parts so please could you preregister by completing this simple on-line form.

Please bring your own score (standard Sussmayr — for instance Barenreiter, Breitkopf or Peters editions)

Audience Tickets will be available at the door – we are not selling tickets but are asking for cash donations to Marie Curie.

Please see below for responses to frequently answered questions

Our thanks

The choir is particularly grateful to the Rosen Family who are supporting this event in memory of Len and Betty Rosen

Many thanks also to our soloists, Musical Director and organist and to University College School.

Sponsored by Handelsbanken

Where will the event take place? 2017-12-03T17:08:06+00:00

The Come and Sing will be in the Great Hall at University College School.  Details of how to find the venue can be found here

Will I be able to park my car? 2017-12-03T17:08:15+00:00

The School has limited parking to the rear of the main buildings. At the weekend, it is possible to park in some of the surrounding streets although careful attention should be paid to the parking regulations.  If you have any accessibility issues, please let us know using the contact form

How can I reach UCS by public transport? 2017-12-03T17:08:21+00:00

By Bus:

Many buses stop in Hampstead or at Finchley Road and Frognal Station including: 13 (from North Finchley to Victoria); 46 (from Queens Park, Maida Vale and Kentish Town); 113 (from Edgware, Mill Hill and Hendon); 268 (from Belsize Park); C11 (from Archway, Parliament Hill and Gospel Oak); C12 (from Tufnell Park); 603 (from Muswell Hill).

By Underground:

University College School is best served by Hampstead Station (Northern Line) or Finchley Road (Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines). 

By Train:

Finchley Road and Frognal Station is on the North London Line which connects Richmond, Kew, Action and Willesden with Camden, Highbury and Islington.

How do I buy a ticket for the day 2017-12-03T17:08:28+00:00

We are not selling tickets this year – instead we are asking participants to donate by cash or cheque to Marie Curie.  Our suggested minimum donation is £15.

How do I buy tickets for the performance in the evening 2017-12-03T17:08:35+00:00

We are not selling tickets for the evening performance.  Instead we are asking those who come to make donations (cash or cheque) to Marie Curie.

What is the expected timetable for the day? 2017-12-03T17:15:33+00:00

We expect the timetable for the day to be as follows (subject to changes nearer the time):

1:15 – 1:45 pm                Registration

2:00 pm                           Seating in your sections for a brief welcome and warm-up

ca 3:25 – 3.40 pm            Refreshment break (drinks and biscuits are provided)

3:40 – c. 4:40 pm             Final part of rehearsal for the choir (after which, the choir can leave)

4:40 – 5.30 pm                Rehearsal with soloists only, which chorus members are welcomed to stay and listen quietly.

6.30 pm                           Doors open for evening performance; cloakroom space will be provided

6.55 pm                           Seated in your seats for performance

7.00 – 8.30pm                 Performance, including a 20-minute interval (drinks will be available for sale, all proceeds to Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead)

Will you provide refreshments? 2017-12-03T17:08:49+00:00

During the break in the rehearsal, a hot drink and biscuits will be provided.  You may wish to bring your own bottle of water.

For the interval between the rehearsal and the concert performance, there are restaurants and cafes in Hampstead and on Finchley Road, both of which are about 10 minutes’ walk from the school.

Drinks will be on sale in the concert interval

Do I need to bring anything else to the Come and Sing 2017-12-03T17:08:56+00:00

Please bring your own score of the Mozart Requiem (standard Sussmayr — for instance Barenreiter, Breitkopf or Peters editions) You may also find a pencil useful.

A bottle of water.

What is the dress code for the performace? 2017-12-03T17:09:03+00:00

This is designed to be a fun and informal event so there is no need to wear all black.  We suggest that smart casual is appropriate for the evening performance – no denim jeans please.  Men do not need to wear jackets.

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