Hampton Choral Society was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since. Today we are a friendly, non-auditioned choir of about 90 members who focus on singing fairly mainstream choral music – and having fun!
We rehearse every Tuesday evening at Teddington Methodist Hall from 7.45 to 9.30pm with a break at about 8.30 for coffee, cake and socialising.
We aim to perform three concerts a year and our repertoire in recent years has included the Requiems by Durufle and Rutter, Beethoven’s Mass in C, some lighter programmes comprising a variety of shorter pieces and joint concerts with another choral society of larger works such as Handel’s Messiah, Bach B Minor Mass and A Sea Symphony by Vaughan Williams – click here for a full list of future concerts.
We are very fortunate to have the support of some excellent professional musicians including our Musical Director, Richard Harker and our regular accompanist Pam Kent. In addition we employ professional soloists and musicians for our major concerts.
The choir is a founder member of the Voices for Hospices Choir which performs biannually to raise money for local hospices.
Another major feature of the choir’s activities is our foreign tours. We have travelled to France, Italy and Prague and performed in fantastic venues such as Sacre Coeur and the cathedrals of Bourges, Chartres, Vezelay and Laon as well as many more intimate ‘concert halls’ in French Hill towns and the mountains outside Garda where the reception from the locals has always been amazingly hospitable!
Our aim is to create concerts of a high standard, to include everybody who wants to sing with us and to ensure that that our music making is always enjoyable to both participants and audiences. We are always delighted to hear from potential new members – click here to contact us.