Next event: Our Christmas Concert 2021
Saturday, 18th December 2021 at 7:30pm
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We are a classical, auditioned choir of about 100 singers based in Harrow, Middlesex. Under our Music Director Simon Williams our repertoire includes works from 6 centuries of composition including the established choral masterpieces, modern works and newly commissioned music. Our President is Dame Emma Kirkby.
We perform 3 or 4 concerts each year with professional orchestras and soloists in some of the most prestigious venues in the area including the Elliott Hall, St Albans Cathedral, Watford Colosseum and the historic Speech Room of Harrow Public School. In addition, we undertake away-days in the UK and short tours to mainland Europe.
Take a look at this flip-book about being in the choir.
We have been operating 'virtually' since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and regularly have more than 50 members at our Monday evening rehearsals. In lieu of concerts, we have established a very successful 'virtual recording' project - please follow these links if you’d like to see/hear just a sample of the results:
Although we will be keeping the easing of lockdown restrictions under review, we are currently planning to continue to meet 'virtually' for the remainder of this term but then to commence in-person rehearsals on Monday 6th September. If you would be interested in finding out more with a view to perhaps joining our remaining virtual sessions, or trying us out in-person in September, please email our chairman, Peter Miller - firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Christmas Celebration concert will be on Saturday 18th December in the magnificent and historic Speech Room of Harrow School. Our Spring concert will be a performance of Handel's Messiah on Saturday 2nd April 2022 - also in the Speech Room.
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The highlight of our 2018/2019 season was undoubtedly our acclaimed performance of Verdi Requiem to a packed house at Watford Colosseum at the end of March and our current 2019/2020 season is proving to be no less exciting. Our sell-out Christmas Concert in December was extremely well received, not least the superb contribution made by our guest reader Rita Tushingham. Still to come is our Spring Concert in March at the Elliott Hall followed by our Summer concert in July - and culminating in our short Tour to Normandy at the end of that month.View events
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We welcome new members and have a wide range of abilities. Some basic music-reading knowledge would be helpful but a willingness and aptitude to learn the music by virtue of regular attendance at rehearsals (and perhaps some homework) will usually suffice. In addition, we offer a range of opportunities for 'continuous improvement' under the banner of Harrow Choral Academy as well as willing and friendly support from more experienced members.Find out more