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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
This is what Simon had to say about our rousing performances of Dvorak Mass in D and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem I thought the reception we received last night was a true testament to the work we have done throughout the term. Many people in the audience told me they hadn't heard either piece [...]
Unfortunately our concert on Saturday, 25th April 2020 is now cancelled, along with our spring and summer rehearsal schedules. Tickets - Please contact us if you have bought tickets and would like a refund. We will update the website as we monitor the situation - we hope to be back in the autumn.