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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Our annual choir workshop is due to be held on Saturday 29th August 2020 in the Great Hall at Kings College London in The Strand. Simon Walton and Heather Tomala will take us through a broad range of music, especially selected by Simon. The choir workshop is open to all - choir members, potential members, [...]
Unfortunately it does not look likely that we will be able to resume rehearsals in the near future so sadly our usual Summer Term of rehearsals will not begin at the start of May. Obviously we will keep you informed if circumstances look like they might change.