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2022 – 2023 Season

If you are thinking about joining us when the new choir year begins in the Autumn, the term will start on 14 September, and we will be singing Vivaldi's wonderful Gloria and Haydn's ‘Maria Theresa’ Mass (Theresienmesse).  We expect that our end of term concert will be in late November/early December in the Great Hall [...]

By |2022-06-27T09:42:50+00:00May 30th, 2022|Sticky|Comments Off on 2022 – 2023 Season

Summer 2022 – Coronation Celebration

Our summer term will celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a programme of music which has been performed at Coronations.  We will learn music from the 16th to 20th centuries, including some of Handel's uplifting Coronation Anthems. Tickets are only available online via this link  (order online and then pay by BACS once your order [...]

By |2022-06-27T09:38:30+00:00April 1st, 2022|Summer 2022|Comments Off on Summer 2022 – Coronation Celebration

Spring 2022 – Choral works by Mozart

For our Spring 2022 programme, Simon has chosen some amazing music. We are going to be singing two works by Mozart, the Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers (Vesperae solennes de confessore) both in the Bärenreiter editions. They are both fantastic sings with some wonderful moments, including the great Laudate Dominum in the Solemn Vespers.  The [...]

By |2022-06-27T09:38:43+00:00December 10th, 2021|Spring 2022|Comments Off on Spring 2022 – Choral works by Mozart

In Memoriam – John Bradbury

John Bradbury, who founded Hampstead Chorus as the UCS Centenary Choir in 2008, sadly died on 27 November 2021.  Our sing-through of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, a piece we sang with John in 2009, was dedicated to his memory.   John Bradbury with Simon Walton at our 10 year anniversary concert in 2018 John was born [...]

By |2021-12-10T16:13:08+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 |2021-12-10T18:18:50+00:00October 19th, 2021|Autumn 2021 - Bach, COVID-19, 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 |2021-12-10T18:18:31+00:00September 11th, 2021|Autumn 2021 - Bach|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
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