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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

10th Anniversary Concert of The Messiah – 28 April 2018

On 28 April 2018, we will be celebrating our 10th anniversary with a gala concert at which we will be performing Handel's much-loved oratorio, The Messiah. Rehearsals start on Wednesday 10 January 2018.  It will be possible to register from 7 pm that day, but it would help to plan for the term if [...]

By | 2017-12-13T14:42:01+00:00 December 10th, 2017|Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on 10th Anniversary Concert of The Messiah – 28 April 2018

Come and Sing in aid of Marie Curie – 27 January 2018

The Hampstead Chorus is organising a Come and Sing event in aid of Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, our partner charity, on 27 January 2018.  Please join us to sing this wonderful work. Event details Venue - Great Hall, University College School, Frognal, London NW3 6XH Doors open from 1.15pm for registration Singers' [...]

By | 2017-12-03T17:28:38+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 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+00:00 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

London Premiere of James Francis Brown’s “The Heavens and the Heart”

Autumn Programme announcement Hampstead Chorus has recently agreed that its Autumn programme will include the London premiere of James Francis Brown’s The Heavens and the Heart, a 16 minute piece for choir, 2 horns in F, harp, and strings.  James is a friend of our accompanist, Heather and her partner Tom.  His work was a [...]

By | 2017-08-24T10:40:47+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on London Premiere of James Francis Brown’s “The Heavens and the Heart”