Stanmore Choral Society is currently in the process of appointing a new musical director and the committee hopes to make an announcement before the end of January. We are very grateful for the interest shown in this post by some marvellous musicians – we were truly spoiled for choice and are really looking forward to an exciting future when the new MD is chosen.
Our Next Concert for 2019 will be “Verdi Requiem” on Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm at the Watford Colosseum.
Verdi’s Requiem is widely loved and enjoyed by audiences and performers alike and is universally acknowledged as a masterpiece of the choral repertoire – some consider it the pinnacle of achievement of choral composition.
The work will be performed as a ‘Three Choirs Concert’ – a 30-year tradition of periodic collaboration among three of Harrow’s premier choirs. At the time of the first Three Choirs Concert, Harrow Choral Society, Harrow Philharmonic Choir and Stanmore Choral Society were the only classical choirs in the area and although that situation has changed somewhat over the decades, the tradition of performing together every few years has continued.
Each of the choirs enjoys a reputation for the high quality of their performances and the ensemble of almost 200 voices – accompanied by full orchestra – enables major works such as Requiem to be performed in the style, and to the standard, that the composer intended. Watford Colosseum is one of the few venues in the Home Counties able to accommodate the size of choir, orchestra and audience anticipated for this event.
The concert will be led by Harrow Choral Society’s Conductor and Director of Music, Simon Williams
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 January 7th 2019 when rehearsals for the next concert begin.
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 start on Monday 7th January, 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.
Because we are combining with two other choirs for the Verdi concert , rehearsals from 21st January will be at a different venue, St Albans Church, The Ridgeway, North Harrow HA2 7PF. This is a five minute walk from North Harrow tube station.
Stanmore Choral Society have recently 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……