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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?

Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

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 for half term and for the Easter holidays. Our concert will take place on Saturday 27 April 2019 [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:01:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

Simon’s feedback on our Brahms’ Requiem concert

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 [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:10:23+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Simon’s feedback on our Brahms’ Requiem concert

Come and Sing – 26 January 2019 – Messiah

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 [...]

By |2019-01-27T20:53:46+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 |2018-11-21T15:19:47+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