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Research into the barriers to joining a choral society? Please help by completing this survey

Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for leisure-time music, with a membership of over 3,500 groups representing around 190,000 music makers across the UK. The Hampstead Chorus is a member of Making Music and we benefit greatly from their advice (for instance on licensing and gift aid) and their insurance cover for groups [...]

By |2019-03-20T14:52:22+00:00March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Research into the barriers to joining a choral society? Please help by completing this survey

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 |2019-03-23T11:04:43+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Season 2018 - 2019|Comments Off on Spring 2019 Concert – Haydn, Purcell and Gabrieli

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?

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+00:00August 28th, 2017|Autumn 2017 - Poulenc, Faure and Brown, Season 2017-2018|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2017 – getting hold of music