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Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019

Our summer concert is always a light-hearted affair and is followed by our summer party. This year we will be singing two works by Leonard Bernstein - a choral suite from West Side Story and choral extracts from Wonderful Town.  We will be joined by young singers from University College School who will sing parts [...]

By |2019-04-24T11:26:26+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019, Sticky|Comments Off on Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019

Concert – 27 April 2019 – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

Our next concert will take place on Saturday 27 April 2019 in the Great Hall at UCS.  The programme includes Nelson Mass by Haydn, Funeral music for Queen Mary by Purcell and In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli.   Tickets are available online via Ticketsource (with a booking fee) or at rehearsals.

By |2019-03-29T09:59:15+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019, Sticky|Comments Off on Concert – 27 April 2019 – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

Research into the barriers to joining a choral society? Please help by completing this survey

Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for leisure-time music, with a membership of over 3,500 groups representing around 190,000 music makers across the UK. The Hampstead Chorus is a member of Making Music and we benefit greatly from their advice (for instance on licensing and gift aid) and their insurance cover for groups [...]

By |2019-03-20T14:52:22+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Research into the barriers to joining a choral society? Please help by completing this survey

What happens inside when we sing?

This BBC magazine article explores what happens to us when we sing and explores how singing, particularly communally, can benefit our mental health.  It explains how singing can be a form of communication which we can access even when we feel shy or insecure.    

By |2019-03-01T08:46:23+00:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What happens inside when we sing?

Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

To download our poster, right click on the image above and select "save image as" option. Hampstead Chorus' Spring term Our next term started on Wednesday 9th January with rehearsals for Nelson Mass by Haydn, Funeral music for Queen Mary by Purcell and In Ecclesiis by Gabrieli.  Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at UCS - with  breaks [...]

By |2019-03-23T11:04:43+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

This event has now taken place. Thank you to all those who came to sing or to hear the concert - with your help, we raised over £2,600 for Marie Curie. Thank you also to Simon Walton (conductor), Ed Kemp-Luck (organist) and our young soloists. Simon Walton had the following to say about the [...]

By |2019-03-29T09:51:40+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