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Come and Sing – 26 January 2019 – Messiah

Following our anniversary performance of Handel's Messiah in 2018, we are giving you another chance to exercise your vocal chords with this wonderful work. Musical Director - Simon Walton Organist - Edward Kemp-Luck Timings: Rehearsal 2 pm Performance 7pm Venue: Great Hall, University College School This event is being held in order to raise funds [...]

By |2018-11-11T19:42:00+00:00November 11th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Come and Sing – 26 January 2019 – Messiah

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 |2018-10-14T20:03:40+00:00June 8th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Programme for 2018-2019 season

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

Thanks to Handelsbanken, our season supporter, and our other advertisers

We are delighted that our 10th anniversary season, our first as a charity, is being supported by a range of businesses. We are particularly grateful to Anthony Fogden and his team at the Hampstead branch of Handelsbanken, who are our season supporters. You can find out more about their services here. We are also grateful [...]

By |2017-10-31T15:56:16+00:00October 31st, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Thanks to Handelsbanken, our season supporter, and our other advertisers

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

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+00:00September 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?