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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]