What’s happening at NLC…

NLC and the coronavirus

Despite the impact of Covid, NLC continues to function as an active choir, albeit with many changes to our usual routine.

We hold regular online meetings and sessions to learn new music in anticipation of being able to return to public performance, and we have been able to hold limited face-to-face rehearsals in accordance with government guidance.

Our thanks to all our members, supporters and well-wishers.

Messiah Reimagined with London Handel Festival.

Live-streamed Messiah 3rd December 2020

NLC were one of the six choirs, four soloists and baroque orchestra participating in a prestigious live-streamed performance of the Messiah a recording of which can be watched through this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96kDvTLN1wA on 3rd December at 19:00.

As well as NLC, who have combined with Finchley Choral Society, the live-stream from Handel’s church St. George’s Hanover Square featured four other established choirs and a newly-formed international ‘Sing at Home’ choir.

The choirs rehearsed three choruses each and pre-recorded their performance which were be integrated into the live event.  The London Handel Orchestra performed live at the church under the direction of Laurence Cummings, Musical Director of the London Handel Festival, together with four acclaimed soloists:

HELEN CHARLSTON mezzo-soprano
TIMOTHY NELSON bass-baritone

Last concert 30th November 2019

Our last concert pre-pandemic was a feast of Italian music from the 19th century, with Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle as the central work, and a wonderful group of soloists for this concert:  Nadine Benjamin  (soprano),  Catherine Hopper (mezzo-soprano),  Thando Mjandana (tenor) and James Cleverton (baritone). We were accompanied by the incredible Scott Brothers duo (Tom and Jonathan) on piano and harmonium, as well as our regular accompanist, Catherine Borner on the second piano.  IN addition the concert included Verdi’s Ave Maria (from 4 pezzi sacri), a virtuosic arrangement of Rossini’s overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia. performed by the Scott Brothers, and a quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto performed by our soloists.

Join Us – applications welcome even during Covid!

Are you looking for a choir? North London Chorus is currently recruiting in all voice parts, especially tenors and basses.

The following information describes how we usually work. For up-to-date information about our activities during the pandemic, please contact us using the links below.

Rehearsals are every Thursday in East Finchley. The choir performs three concerts a year, mostly in Muswell Hill, with occasional trips abroad (most recently to Zurich and Berlin) as well as concerts elsewhere in London and the UK.

Whether you are an old hand or discovering your voice, come and be part of this friendly, ambitious and well-established group of singers. Develop your skills under the expert guidance of our Musical Director, Murray Hipkin and our team of professional vocal coaches, get involved in our regular social activities and theatre trips and enjoy our annual residential weekends.

There’s loads more information about us here. Let us know if you would like to come along by clicking on Join Us, which will lead you to the contact form (this can also be accessed at the bottom of this page).

Members’ website: current news and information for members https://members.northlondonchorus.org/

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