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Programme for the Summer term 2018

Our summer programme will comprise works by the English composer 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 [...]

By | 2018-03-11T11:37:50+00:00 March 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 | 2018-04-18T21:05:46+00:00 January 29th, 2018|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+00:00 December 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 – Term details

We have now added below a complete summary of the movements being performed and which have been cut.  It would be very helpful if choir members could mark these cuts in their scores, for instance by using paper clips. Hampstead Chorus Messiah Cuts Registration On 28 April 2018, we will be celebrating our 10th [...]

By | 2018-03-08T18:38:06+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Messiah – 28 April 2018 – Term details

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+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BBC celebrating British Choral Singing

I can’t read music – can I still sing with you?

Our singers have a wide range of musical experience.  One or two have degrees in music, some others are experienced choral singers.  Most, however, have never sung with a choir before and a significant proportion cannot read music.  So don’t be put off if you feel you are lacking in musical experience and knowledge or [...]

By | 2017-09-06T11:27:45+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on I can’t read music – can I still sing with you?

Autumn Term 2017 – rehearsal schedule

The rehearsal schedule below was amended on 11 September 2017 - some of the content of the September and November rehearsals was amended.  Please make sure you have the latest version. The term's rehearsal schedule is set out below.  If you would like to print it out, a downloadable document is included at [...]

By | 2017-09-14T10:39:21+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – rehearsal schedule

Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music

This term we will be singing Faure's Requiem (1893 version - Oxford), Poulenc Gloria (Salabert) and a new work, The Heavens and the Heart by James Francis Brown. For those singers who do not already have their own copies of the Faure and/or Poulenc and who have not obtained copies through us during the first [...]

By | 2017-09-14T11:17:17+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music