Two years ago the prize-winning conductor Matthew Watts launched the Primrose Hill Community Choir. Sixty people turned up on the first night and we have been going strong ever since. We are a choir of all ages and abilities, some of us read music and some of us don’t – we just enjoy singing.
Help is provided by Matthew to follow and read music, with singing technique and there are opportunities for budding soloists to perform. We sing all styles of music, including lively gospel songs, tuneful classical and world music, pop songs and songs from musicals.
We have performed at the re-opening of Chalk Farm library, the switching on of the Christmas lights in Regents Park Road with David Milliband and the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the South Bank Centre’s international Chorus festival and lots more.
After rehearsals there is a chance to get to know people better over a drink at one of our local pubs and sometimes we get together just for fun.
When: Monday 19.30-21.30
At: The Primrose Hill Community Centre, 29 Hopkinson’s Place, off Fitzroy Road, NW1 8TN [map]
From: 8th September -15th December
Cost: £5 on the door
Primrose Hill Children’s Choir
Because children love to sing, in September, Matthew launched this choir for girls and boys aged between 4-11 years. The children have fun, gain confidence and improve their speech, language and teamwork skills. They learn to sing pop, Disney, musicals and songs from around the world. There are local performances, with opportunities to sing solos.
You can come along and try it out for free whenever you like, then pay £8 per week for the remaining weeks of the term. Siblings 50% off.
When: Wednesdays, from 4-5pm
From: 10th September term time
At: St. Mary’s Church, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ (enter via the glass doors on Primrose Hill Road from 3.45pm).
Come along, or for more information on either of the choirs just send Matthew an email [email protected]