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.
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
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
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
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
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).
University College School is best served by Hampstead Station (Northern Line) or Finchley Road (Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines).
Finchley Road and Frognal Station is on the North London Line which connects Richmond, Kew, Action and Willesden with Camden, Highbury and Islington.
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.
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.
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. 4:30 pm Final part of rehearsal for the choir (after which, the choir can leave)
4:30 – 5.15 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)
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 available in the concert interval
Please bring your own score of the Messiah (ideally Novello ed Watkins Shaw).
A bottle of water.
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.