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Simon’s feedback on our November 2019 concert

This is what Simon had to say about our rousing performances of Dvorak Mass in D and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem I thought the reception we received last night was a true testament to the work we have done throughout the term. Many people in the audience told me they hadn't heard either piece [...]

By |2019-12-01T15:48:29+00:00December 1st, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020, Sticky|Comments Off on Simon’s feedback on our November 2019 concert

Spring term 2020 – Verdi’s Requiem

We start our Spring 2020 rehearsal sessions for Verdi's Requiem at 7.30pm (registration from 7.00pm) on Wednesday 8th January at UCS, Frognal, London NW3 6XH.  As usual, our rehearsals will be held in the Music Lecture Theatre. Our evening concert will be on Saturday, 25th April 2020 in the Great Hall at UCS conducted by our Musical [...]

By |2019-12-01T14:12:23+00:00December 1st, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020, Sticky|Comments Off on Spring term 2020 – Verdi’s Requiem

Autumn term 2019 – Mass in D by Dvorak and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams

This page contains all the information you need for the Autumn term 2019 We started rehearsals for our Autumn 2019 concert (Dvorak - Mass in D and Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem) at the start of September. Our rehearsals are held in the Music Lecture Theatre at UCS, Frognal, London NW3 6XH. Our Autumn 2019 [...]

By |2019-12-01T13:52:54+00:00August 15th, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020|Comments Off on Autumn term 2019 – Mass in D by Dvorak and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams

Summer concert and party 2019 – feedback

Our summer concert took place on Saturday 22 June 2019 to a packed house. Simon writes: There seemed to be a real buzz after last night's Bernstein concert. It was lovely for us, and the students, to sing to a packed house.  From all the comments I received afterwards, the audience seemed to thoroughly enjoy [...]

By |2019-08-15T11:48:55+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Summer concert and party 2019 – feedback

Summer Choral Weekend, Cambridge – 31 August to 1 September 2019

This event has now taken place.  40 singers spent the weekend in Cambridge, learning a wide variety of pieces from the 15th to 20th centuries.  Keep an eye on this website for details of future workshops and singing weekends Our popular Choral Weekend Workshop was held at Christ’s College [...]

By |2019-09-11T20:56:45+00:00May 11th, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Choral Weekend, Cambridge – 31 August to 1 September 2019

Simon’s feedback on our April 2019 concert

The concert I hope you enjoyed last night as much as I did. I have been particularly looking forward to this programme.  Haydn's Nelson Mass is just terrific fun to sing, and fizzes along like an excellent bottle of champagne for the audience. When I was looking for pieces to go with the three trumpets [...]

By |2019-04-28T17:05:42+00:00April 28th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Simon’s feedback on our April 2019 concert

Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019 – Bernstein

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 |2019-06-23T09:37:47+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019 – Bernstein

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 |2019-08-15T11:50:28+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on 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?