Stanmore Choral Society

We are seeking a new Musical Director (MD) following the appointment of our present MD, Harry Bradford, to the English Baroque Choir.   It is anticipated that the new Musical Director will start in September 2022, with the option to start in April 2022.

To view the full Job Description please click here ===> to download the PDF

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2022 Rehearsals: Our Spring Term practice files are now available on Dropbox together with an Instructions sheet on how to use the separate voice parts for each of our pieces.

==> Click Here to go to our SCS Dropbox and download the voice parts.

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The Christmas Concert on 12th December was an enjoyable event for choir and audience.  Sadly it was our last concert with Harry Bradford as our MD – we wish him good luck in the future.

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Magnificat sung by singers from Stanmore Choral Society and from St James, Bushey

The pictures accompanying the Video are from St George’s Catholic Primary School where Alison Stowe (one of our Altos) is a teacher.  It was produced at Alison’s request to be played at the school. She explains “The theme was the Virgin Mary but I took it as a chance to celebrate the many roles of being a mum – I think lockdown was hard on those with young families. Mary was humbled in her role as mother and I think many mums felt humbled!”

PLEASE CLICK HERE ==> to Listen Now and see the accompanying images….

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 JOIN A CHOIR! 

There are lots of reasons to sing in a choir, apart from enjoying the music.

Singing is known to release endorphins, the feel-good brain chemical that makes you feel uplifted and happy. In addition, scientists have identified a tiny organ in the ear called the sacculus, which responds to the frequencies created by singing. The response creates an immediate sense of pleasure, regardless of what the singing sounds like. Not only that, but singing can simply take your mind off the day’s troubles to boost your mood. So, why not come along and give it a try.

You can find our Rehearsal Dates via our menu – Noticeboard, Rehearsals

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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.

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. Harry Bradford, our new Musical Director is leading rehearsals and we are all music-making under his guidance.

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 are currently being held at St. Michael and all Angels, 95 Bishop Ken Road, HA3 7HP at our usual time, 7.45pm to 9.45pm .

This is while work continues at our normal venue 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. We hope to return after Christmas 2021.

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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……