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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 in the Great Hall at UCS. The subscription [...]

By |2018-09-16T17:45:29+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

Programme for 2018-2019 season

Our 2018-2019 season will start on 1 September 2018 with our Choral Workshop at Kings College London.  All singers are welcome whether or not they belong to the choir.  More details can be found here. We will be performing Brahms Requiem on 1 December 2018.  Rehearsals start on Wednesday 5 September in the Music Lecture [...]

By |2018-08-19T13:59:58+00:00June 8th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Programme for 2018-2019 season

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

Choral Workshop – 1 September 2018

We will be holding our annual Choral Workshop on 1 September 2018 at Kings College London.  All singers are welcome - members of the choir, their family members and friends or any other singers who are looking for a friendly day of music making. If you would like to come please complete our form which [...]

By |2018-04-29T11:34:15+00:00January 29th, 2018|Awayday, Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Choral Workshop – 1 September 2018

Feedback from James Francis Brown on our performance of his work

At our concert on 9 December, we performed the London premiere of James Francis Brown's choral work, The Heavens and the Heart.  We found it a challenging sing, but the choir enjoyed his tunes, rhythms and the liveliness of the piece. Following the concert James wrote to us: Dear members of the Hampstead Chorus, Simon and Heather et [...]

By |2017-12-13T14:51:46+00:00December 13th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown|Comments Off on Feedback from James Francis Brown on our performance of his work

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

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 [...]

By |2018-04-20T07:34:26+00:00December 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Come and Sing in aid of Marie Curie – 27 January 2018

BBC celebrating British Choral Singing

BBC Radio 4 is celebrating the wonderful British tradition of choral singing in a series by Roderick Williams (@Sviceridor) - episodes can be found here and are well worth listening to. In his programme on singing for pleasure he says: "It's a story of how ordinary people have used singing to take ownership of our [...]

By |2017-10-04T16:15:07+00:00October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BBC celebrating British Choral Singing