We're on the radio! Our performance of Haslingfield Tapestry has now been broadcast by the BBC on Radio 3 in Concert as part of a week-long series of the 2019–2020 Adpot-A-Composer project. The broadcast follows performances by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. The original broadcast is on BBC Sounds, but our segment is also available here.
At last, our video of our virtual performance of John Rutter's arrangement of the folk song O Waly, Waly, recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic between autumn 2020 and spring 2021, is available! We hope you enjoy it.
Haslingfield Choir Goes Online!
We're delighted to be restarting rehearsals in 2021, in our new online format using Zoom! We'll be working on new pieces, revisiting some old favourites, and preparing for our live concert in October and December.
Cancellation of 28th March Concert
|CANCELLATION of 28 MARCH CONCERT
Unfortunately, due to the worsening situation with the spread of the coronavirus, we have taken the decision to cancel our concert scheduled for Saturday 28th March in the interest of public health and safety. We are sorry to disappointment our members and supporters, but trust that you understand the decision at this difficult time.
|Our next concert on 28 March 2020 features a number of shorter choral works by Joseph Haydn, Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Durante alongside orchestral works by Frideric Handel and Tomaso Albinoni. We're also delighted to be joined by Argentinean guitarist Daniela Rossi who will perform Antonio Vivaldi's Guitar Concerto in D Major. The concert will also feature items given by children from Haslingfield Endowed Primary School, Harston & Newton Community Primary School and TongueTwisters Children's Choir, directed by Siobhan Lihoreau.|
More Composer Success
|Congratulations to Alex Paxton, who will be writing a new piece for Haslingfield Choir as part of our Adopt-A-Composer award later this year, who has also been selected as a recipient of the London Symphony Orchestra Panufnik Composers Scheme. The scheme offers six emerging composers each year the opportunity to write for a world-class symphony orchestra.|
Halingfield Choir Wins National Award
|We're absolutely thrilled to announce that Haslingfield Choir has been selected for one of the seven national Adopt-A-Composer awards, run by Making Music UK in partnership with Sound and Music. We will be working with exciting young composer Alex Paxton and mentor Jenni Pinnock towards the composition of a new work for the choir, orchestra, and children's choirs to be performed in December 2020 in All Saints' Church, Haslingfield, and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in January 2021.|
"A great opportunity to enjoy singing choral music alongside friends and to perform it to appreciative audiences." JENNIE