Chorus

Autumn Term 2023-24 – Bernstein, Britten and Finzi – Concert 2nd December 2023

We are looking forward to welcoming friends new and old to our 2023/24 season which starts on Wednesday 6th September, when we will be rehearsing three works, Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Gerald Finzi's In Terra Pax and Benjamin Britten's Saint Nicolas – links are provided for those wishing to familiarise themselves with the music. Concert [...]

By |2023-10-19T15:27:21+00:00August 8th, 2023|Season 2023-2024, Sticky|Comments Off on Autumn Term 2023-24 – Bernstein, Britten and Finzi – Concert 2nd December 2023

Summer 2023 – Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

BUY TICKETS FOR THE CONCERT AND PARTY FROM TRYBOOKING Our 2023 summer term will commence on Wednesday 26 April 2023 and, after a half term on 31 May, will finish with our traditional end of term summer concert and party on Saturday 24 June 2023. This term we will be rehearsing and performing Johannes Brahms [...]

By |2023-08-08T11:22:54+00:00April 5th, 2023|2022-2023|Comments Off on Summer 2023 – Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes

Autumn 2022 – Vivaldi and Haydn

For our Autumn 2022 programme, Simon has chosen the ever-popular Vivaldi Gloria and Haydn’s delightful ‘Maria Theresa’ Mass (Theresienmesse). Tickets for our concert, which will be on 10 December 2022 at 7.30 in the Great Hall at University College School, are only available via trybooking, an online ticket service.  Tickets are £20 for adults and [...]

By |2022-12-26T14:06:05+00:00August 17th, 2022|2022-2023|Comments Off on Autumn 2022 – Vivaldi and Haydn

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
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