summer choral course 2019 a hit with 50 young people
Fifty young people joined us for a fun-packed week of music, sport, BBQs and games. We rounded off a great week together with a concert in Hackney, and then Choral Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral, attended by 150 family members and friends. Music included everything from James Bond to Wesley, Blessed be the God and Father. The course returns on Saturday 14th December for a day of Christmas singing, and summer 2020 from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July. Bookings now being taken.
Senior Choir visits King’s College, Cambridge
We made a trip to King’s College, Cambridge on Saturday 8th June to do a choral workshop on the Vivaldi Gloria with Sir Stephen Cleobury, whose knighthood was announced that very day. We also were able to see the world-famous King’s Choir in rehearsal, and finished the day with Evensong.
NEw senior choir launched on monday 22nd april
We launched our new senior choir on Monday 29th April at St Paul’s West Hackney. Each Monday, we offer a homework space with pizza to our members from 4pm, and sing great music in a range of styles from 4.45-6pm. Membership is open to all those who love music, aged 11-18. You can sign up by visiting ‘Join a Choir’.
The choir performs every term, makes trips, raises money for charity and good causes, and links with other local organisations.
Hackney children’s choir SANG at st paul’s cathedral
On Sunday 10th February at 6pm, the children’s choir sang at Holy Communion at the Cathedral. It was wonderful to see friends and supporters there. The children offered musical treats, including pieces by Edward Elgar, James MacMillan, Josef Rheinberger, and Andrew Reid.
New recording made on wednesday 13th march 2019
Hackney Choral is part of a recording project with the Cantignorus Chorus, and will record a medley of 50s and 60s hits on Wednesday 13th March. We’re using Angel Recording Studios in Islington where everyone from the Beatles to Pink Floyd have recorded at one time or another. Holy ground indeed!