Our summer concert is always a light-hearted affair and is followed by our summer party. This year we will be singing two works by Leonard Bernstein - a choral suite from West Side Story and choral extracts from Wonderful Town. We will be joined by young singers from University College School who will sing parts [...]
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.
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]