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

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 – 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

Hampstead Chorus Workshop – now cancelled

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, [...]

By |2020-06-16T14:35:22+00:00March 5th, 2020|COVID-19, Season 2020-2021|Comments Off on Hampstead Chorus Workshop – now cancelled

Summer 2020 Concert

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.

By |2020-04-15T13:04:28+00:00March 5th, 2020|COVID-19, Season 2019 - 2020|Comments Off on Summer 2020 Concert
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