About HCS

Choir in concert with orchestra (double bass) in foreground

Hampton Choral Society was founded in 1947 and has been going strong ever since. Today we are a friendly, non-auditioned choir of about 70 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 two or three concerts a year and our repertoire in recent years has included Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mendelssohn’s Elijah and A Party for Parry which featured Elgar’s The Music Makers alongside some of Hubert Parry’s best loved anthems.  We were also delighted to be invited to join Kew Wind Orchestra’s in their UK premiére of Tolga Kashif’s Queen Symphony at St John’s Smith Square in November 2018.  For more details, see our Past Concerts page.

For details of our forthcoming events, take a look at our Future Concerts page.

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.

We have been fortunate enough to travel to France, Italy and Prague and performed in fantastic venues such as Sacré Coeur and the cathedrals of Bourges, Chartres, Vézelay and Laon, as well as many more intimate concert venues 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.