Stanmore Choral Society

 

Stanmore Choral Society are delighted to say that we have appointed  Harry Bradford to be our new Musical Director, starting on  Monday 9th September 2019. We are looking forward to working with him on some interesting music – more details to come.

Our next event will be our open to all “Come and Sing Workshop” on Saturday 26th October 2019.

This will be a chance for potential new members together with the Choir, friends, other choirs’ members  to have a day with fun but a serious tone as well as learning, refreshing and improving some pieces of music that will be performed for a small charge to an audience later in the day.

          Zadok the Priest and Let thy Hand be Strengthened – Handel
            I was glad – Parry and Evening Hymn – Balfour Gardiner

    For further information take a look at the last paragraph on this page

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               Spontaneous singing breaks out at our recent Garden Party:

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 Report: “Mid-Atlantic Song”  performed on Saturday 13th July 2019.

Mid Atlantic Song, our summer concert on 13th July 2019 was a great success. 
It was a lovely evening – what fun!! The audience loved the old favourites amongst the songs, and really got behind our spirited rendering of Ching a ring chaw, an American song. Guests enjoyed scones and wine in the interval, and for the choir there was a garden party the next day, where we were able to relax in Mo’s lovely garden.
All the members joined with Mo, our chair, in giving huge, huge thanks to James Mooney Dutton for picking up the reins and steering us through this whole season following the departure last year of Nick Austin, our previous musical director. This year has had everyone involved in choosing and appointing our new MD, Harry Bradford , rehearsing our successful Autumn and Summer terms and rehearsing, accompanying and finally singing in Verdi’s Requiem. As always, we learned a lot!
Now we look forward to Harry’s arrival on Monday 9th September, and the start of a new season of music-making

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NEW SINGERS WANTED: we invite you to join us, or inform friends about our search for new singers, particularly tenors and basses to join us on Monday September 9th  2019  when rehearsals for the next concert begin.

Enquiries:  enquiries@stanmore-choral.org.uk

This versatile and friendly non-auditioned choir is currently recruiting Tenors and Basses, although singers for all sections are always welcome.

The choir is about 50-strong and draws singers from Stanmore, Harrow, Kenton, Pinner, Ruislip, Watford, Bushey, Barnet, Edgware, Burnt Oak, Colindale, Wembley and Mill Hill. The choir will be led for the next two terms by James Mooney-Dutton.

The choir produces three main concerts and a carol concert each year. Click here for details of this season’s concerts.

If you enjoy singing, you are very welcome to come along and join us.

Rehearsals for the next concert are held at our usual time and venue, 7.45pm to 9.45pm at the church hall of St William of York, Du Cros Drive, Stanmore, HA7 4TJ .   Nearest underground stations are Canons Park or Stanmore; there is also off-street parking.

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Stanmore Choral Society have been in the recording studio and have recorded A Christmas Carol by Philip Seaton for you to enjoy via this website. To find out more or to listen  just Click Here……