East London Chorus

The chorus for East London and Docklands


Rehearsal & concert dates 2018-2019 season

All rehearsals Tuesday evenings, 7.30 – 10.00 pm at UEL unless otherwise stated

Autumn Term 2018 – 13 rehearsals, 2 concerts

11, 18, 25 September
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 16 October rehearsal to include AGM
6, 13, 20 November

Wednesday 21 November – 5.30-7pm Carol Singing for Royal Exchange tree lighting.

Saturday 24 November – 6:30pm Autumn concert, All Hallows by the Tower
Purcell – Te Deum & Jubilate, Haydn – Nelson Mass
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

27 November
4 December

Sunday 9 December – 4:00pm Christmas concert, Christchurch Wanstead

Programme tbc
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Tuesday 11 December 5 – 7 pm Carol singing for Haven House at Stratford Station

Wednesday 19 December 5 – 7 pm Carol singing for Health Poverty Action at North Greenwich Station

Spring Term 2019 – 16 rehearsals, joint concert with London Concord Singers

8, 15, 22, 29 January
5, 12, 19, 26 February
5, 12, 19, 26 March
28 March (Thursday) Compulsory joint rehearsal with LCS (time & venue tbc)
2 April
4 April (Thursday) Compulsory joint rehearsal with LCS (time & venue tbc)
9 April

Saturday 13 April – 7:00pm Spring concert – St Pancras Parish Church

Schnittke – Concerto for Choir, Pärt, Rachmaninov
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Summer Term 2019 – 9 rehearsals, 1 concert

30 April
7, 14, 21, 28 May
4, 11, 18, 25 June

Saturday 29 June, 6:30 pm Summer concert – All Hallows by the Tower

Including Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Please put all of these dates into your diaries now!

Download 2018-19 Season Dates


Open Rehearsal

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** OPEN REHEARSALS **

Want to try us out? Wondering about joining?

Come along to our open rehearsals at the beginning of term.

Autumn term 2019:  10th and 17th September 7.30-10.00 pm
Cass Building at UEL, Stratford. (Directions.)

East London Chorus is especially keen to hear from altos, tenors and basses.

You can see our repertoire so far here.

If you are interested in joining our choir or coming to our open rehearsal, please contact our Membership Secretary. 

You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Read more about how you can join us.

 


From Jess – A celebration for St Cecilia’s Day

Morning all,

Congratulations on a fantastic concert last night! It has been a term of tough music but absolutely worth it.

Particular highlights for me were the Mozart and Finzi (the transitions were solid and the final Amen was beautiful!) but I am most proud of how you tackled the Bach. It’s no secret it’s an incredibly long and complex work, so thank you for not giving up on it and giving it your all last night!

Another congratulations to all the soloists last night – beautiful renditions throughout the pieces and a lot to take on so well done, and thank you to George who has been a fabulous accompanist this term and of course joining the ranks in the concert.

I hope you have a relaxing day today and get some rest in before Tuesday when we are starting on the Vaughan Williams and carols for Wanstead.

All best,

Jess

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Jessica Norton
Musical Director