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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.
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Although we continued to operate very successfully during the worst of the pandemic, albeit virtually, we are now very much enjoying the resumption of in-person rehearsals. Here is a SHORT VIDEO from our Music Director, Simon Williams, talking about our recent activities and immediate future.
Our first performance of the new season was on Saturday 16th October and was a short, free concert dedicated to the people of Harrow, and particularly to the members and friends of the choir, whom we lost during the pandemic.
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. More details in due course.
Meanwhile, if you would like to consider joining us, you are most welcome to come to one of our Monday evening rehearsals – St Alban’s Church Hall, Norwood Drive, HA2 7PF – commencing 7.45 pm. However, it is essential for the time being that you first make contact with our Membership Secretary so that we will know to expect you and so that you can be made aware of the various Covid-19 protocols and precautions that we still have in place for the time being. Our Membership Secretary is Olwen Moss - 020 8863 7830 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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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