Voices for Hospices – Saturday, 19 October 2019

HCGC were willing participants in the Voices for Hospices Concert held in the William Burges designed Speech Room at Harrow School.  The Speech Room was built in 1871 and is the main assembly hall for the School.  It is also the location in which Winston Churchill delivered his famous ‘Never Give In’ speech on 29 October 1941. We were a small contingent of HCGC who … Continue reading Voices for Hospices – Saturday, 19 October 2019

‘Gospel Goes Jazz’ concert 2019

Our ‘Gospel Goes Jazz’ concert on 12 October at Trinity Church, Harrow was totally sold out. What an evening! Not only was the style of singing different, but we were accompanied by a professional live band – a four piece version of the talented Quintessential. Choir members were exceptionally smart and elegant; ladies in long black gowns and ‘bling’ jewellery befitting the era.  The men … Continue reading ‘Gospel Goes Jazz’ concert 2019

Soul Symphony Choir’s 3rd annual Choir Festival

HCGC was invited by Soul Symphony Choir to take part in their 3rd annual Choir Festival alongside B.I.G Choir (BBC Choir of the Year finalist); Croydon Church Choir (debut); Work in Progress (female quartet); Achim Mime Group (Hyland SDA Primary School), and others. All funds raised will go to Legacy, Croydon Youth Zone – which will be a purpose-built facility providing a safe environment where … Continue reading Soul Symphony Choir’s 3rd annual Choir Festival

WINDRUSH DAY – Saturday, 22 June 2019

A selected group of people from diverse backgrounds were brought together by our choir director, Cecelia Wickham-Anderson, to form the Windrush Community Choir. We celebrated the first Windrush Day singing at the National Maritime Museum. It was a privilege to have taken part. As one of the Windrush generation the occasion made me think back to when I first arrived in England. I remembered the … Continue reading WINDRUSH DAY – Saturday, 22 June 2019

Holland Concert 2019

    Our concert on Saturday, 1 June 2019 was the apotheosis of our trip to Holland. Christus Koningkerk (Christ King Church) was a Catholic church which had fallen into disrepair due to subsidence and the lack of funds. It was bought, underpinned, restored and converted into what is now The Hague Seventh Day Adventist Church. On entering the grounds, it was uplifting to be … Continue reading Holland Concert 2019

The musicians of Zohra

The choir was privileged to sing with the Zohra Ensemble, an amazingly talented group of young Afghan girls. They were led by 22 year old Negin Khpolwak, the first female conductor in the history of Afghanistan. I felt blessed and humbled to have taken part in a project which is overcoming adversity through the sheer determination of these youngsters to break down barriers and pave … Continue reading The musicians of Zohra