Stanmore Choral Society

Our new Musical Director (MD) – Alex Turner

We are all delighted that in Spring 2022 we shall welcome Alex Turner as our new Musical Director.

As of September 2020, Alex has been Director of Music of All Saints’ Church, Putney Common, where he runs the adults and children’s choirs, and directs the weekly services.

Click here ==> for more information about Alex

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Our first concert with our new musical director Alex Turner is  ‘Summer Evening Jazz’. A short concert with refreshments available afterwards featuring music from Shearing, Chilcott and Todd.  Accompanied by James Mooney-Dutton and a Jazz combo, this promises to be an enjoyable evening.

Date: Saturday 2nd July
Time: 7.00pm
Venue: St Mary-the-Virgin, 3 Leonard’s Avenue, Kenton, HA3 8EJ

Ticket Information:
Adults £10  Children free
Available from https://www.wegottickets.com/stanmorechoral

==> Click on Poster to enlarge as PDF download.

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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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BENEFITS OF JOINING A CHOIR 

  • Musicality. Its official, singing in a choir improves the way you hear music, it draws out your innate musical ability and intensifies your appreciation of harmony.
  • Mental Health. “If we could engage more and more people in singing, I’m sure we would have a healthier nation.” Studies have shown that the mental health benefits of choral ..
  • Confidence. It’s surprising how many people are told at school they can’t sing, a myth that can discourage potential singers for decades.
  • Belonging. The modern world is one where people are increasingly isolated. …
  • Aerobic and toning. A proper singing session is a wonderful workout for the lungs.

Visit 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 40-strong and draws singers from Stanmore, Harrow, Kenton, Pinner, Ruislip, Watford, Bushey, Barnet, Edgware, Burnt Oak, Colindale, Wembley and Mill Hill. Our Musical Director is leading rehearsals and we are all music-making under the director’s 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 held at the church hall of St William of York, Du Cros Drive, Stanmore, HA7 4TJ . Our usual  rehearsal time, 7.45pm to 9.45pm . 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……