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In Memoriam – John Bradbury

John Bradbury, who founded Hampstead Chorus as the UCS Centenary Choir in 2008, sadly died on 27 November 2021.   John Bradbury with Simon Walton at our 10 year anniversary concert in 2018 John was born and educated in Cheshire. He held a Master of Arts degree from the University of London and was a [...]

By |2021-11-27T17:58:59+00:00November 27th, 2021|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Memoriam – John Bradbury

Rehearsals at UCS to resume

We are pleased to announce that, after an extensive review of the risks and other issues, Hampstead Chorus intends to resume in-person rehearsals at UCS after half-term on 3 November 2021. Providing there is no adverse change in the development of the virus or in Government regulations/advice, we plan to continue through to the end [...]

By |2021-10-19T16:24:22+00:00October 19th, 2021|Autumn 2021 - Bach, COVID-19, Sticky, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rehearsals at UCS to resume

Bach – Christmas Oratorio – Autumn 2021

We are considering the possibility of in-person rehearsals later in the term, but the Choir Committee proposes to begin our Autumn Term as on-line rehearsals via Zoom. Obviously proceeding depends on a good level of support from our members.  Those who have participated over the last year will know that online rehearsals have been a [...]

By |2021-10-19T16:05:12+00:00September 11th, 2021|Autumn 2021 - Bach, Sticky|Comments Off on Bach – Christmas Oratorio – Autumn 2021

Summer 2021 – Israel in Egypt by Handel

While the prospect of mass vaccination offers some prospect of a return to rehearsals in person perhaps in the Autumn, we are proposing to continue for the time being to continue with on-line rehearsals on Zoom.  Those who have participated over the last year will know that it has been a very positive experience.  Many [...]

By |2021-09-11T13:15:12+00:00March 26th, 2021|COVID-19, Season 2020-2021|Comments Off on Summer 2021 – Israel in Egypt by Handel

Spring 2021 – Learn Mozart’s C Minor Mass – starting 13 January 2021

While the prospect of mass vaccination offers some prospect of a return to rehearsals in person later in 2021, we have decided for the time being to continue with on-line rehearsals on Zoom.  Those who joined us last term will know that we had great fun. Many participants viewed it as a very positive experience [...]

By |2021-03-26T18:53:07+00:00December 12th, 2020|COVID-19, Season 2020-2021|Comments Off on Spring 2021 – Learn Mozart’s C Minor Mass – starting 13 January 2021

Carmina Burana – online rehearsals starting 23 September 2020

Our Autumn 2020 term will be online rehearsals of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. We look forward to welcoming old friends and new. The committee has been monitoring government COVID-19 guidance issued to choirs and has reached the conclusion that it is not sensible for us to try to restart normal rehearsals.  Our Zoom rehearsals over [...]

By |2020-12-12T14:58:40+00:00August 30th, 2020|Season 2020-2021|Comments Off on Carmina Burana – online rehearsals starting 23 September 2020

Social distancing and related matters – an update

We hope you have been enjoying our weekly emails with warm up exercises and Simon’s choices of songs and Choral Classics which we have used as a means of keeping in touch with choir members. Our on-line Zoom sessions have proved popular with those who have participated and we have been pleased by how many [...]

By |2020-12-12T14:59:11+00:00June 16th, 2020|COVID-19, Season 2019 - 2020, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Social distancing and related matters – an update

Tips and tricks for learning music

YouTube YouTube has a wide range of performances and practice aids.  For some of the more popular works, there are recordings of each voice part with the sheet music moving along with the music.  For other works, there are loads of recordings (some better than others!). If you want to view some of the YouTube [...]

By |2020-03-25T16:54:54+00:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Sticky|Comments Off on Tips and tricks for learning music

Social distancing – let’s keep singing

We have been sending out weekly emails to those on our regular mailing list as a way of staying in touch with the choir.  These emails contain: links to videos of Simon's regular warm up exercises Suggestions of a couple of pieces to learn with links to videos and sheet music links to a suggested [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:35:00+00:00March 25th, 2020|COVID-19, Season 2019 - 2020|Comments Off on Social distancing – let’s keep singing

Come and Sing – 8 February 2020 – Nelson Mass by Haydn

We are particularly grateful to the Rosen family who are supporting this Come and Sing in memory of Len and Betty Rosen.  All proceeds of the day are for the benefit of Marie Curie.. In April 2019, we performed Haydn's Nelson Mass and we are giving existing chorus members and anyone [...]

By |2020-03-12T16:28:26+00:00December 29th, 2019|Season 2019 - 2020|Comments Off on Come and Sing – 8 February 2020 – Nelson Mass by Haydn
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