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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.
At the time of writing (August 2020) we are taking a short break from the full summer-term programme of ‘virtual’ activities that we completed at the end of July. These included virtual rehearsals each Monday evening via Zoom, typically with about 60 attendees, coupled with a very successful ‘virtual recordings’ project. Please follow these links if you’d like to see just a sample of the results:
If there is no significant change to the current Covid-19 guidelines, we will resume our weekly virtual activities at 8pm on Monday 7th September. If you would be interested in finding out more with a view to perhaps joining our sessions, please email our chairman, Peter Miller - email@example.com
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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
Join the Choir
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