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Autumn term 2019 – Mass in D by Dvorak and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams

This page contains all the information you need for the Autumn term 2019 We started rehearsals for our Autumn 2019 concert (Dvorak - Mass in D and Vaughan Williams - Dona Nobis Pacem) at the start of September. Our rehearsals are held in the Music Lecture Theatre at UCS, Frognal, London NW3 6XH. Our Autumn 2019 [...]

By |2019-11-04T13:32:03+00:00August 15th, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020, Sticky|Comments Off on Autumn term 2019 – Mass in D by Dvorak and Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams

Summer concert and party 2019 – feedback

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 [...]

By |2019-08-15T11:48:55+00:00June 23rd, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Summer concert and party 2019 – feedback

Summer Choral Weekend, Cambridge – 31 August to 1 September 2019

This event has now taken place.  40 singers spent the weekend in Cambridge, learning a wide variety of pieces from the 15th to 20th centuries.  Keep an eye on this website for details of future workshops and singing weekends Our popular Choral Weekend Workshop was held at Christ’s College [...]

By |2019-09-11T20:56:45+00:00May 11th, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Summer Choral Weekend, Cambridge – 31 August to 1 September 2019

Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019 – Bernstein

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 [...]

By |2019-06-23T09:37:47+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Summer concert and party – 22 June 2019 – Bernstein

27 April 2019 – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

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.

By |2019-08-15T11:50:28+00:00March 29th, 2019|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on 27 April 2019 – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

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

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 [...]

By |2019-08-15T11:50:40+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 |2019-03-29T09:51:40+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 |2019-03-29T09:53:17+00:00June 8th, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Programme for 2018-2019 season