The St. John of Jerusalem Festival Chorus is a community choir which has been performing major choral works in Hackney for more than 15 years.
Performances have included works by Bach, Mozart, Brahms, Britten and Vivaldi. The choir has also taken part in opera concerts at the Hackney Empire and a music festival in Paris. We rehearse and perform at St. John of Jerusalem Church and, although we are not a church choir, some members have also sung in church events, including the annual carol service.
Next event – Sunday 26 April
Choral Workshop 2pm-5pm – £10
Join with the Festival Chorus and Deborah Miles-Johnson for a workshop to develop singing skills. Deborah is an established singer and renowned choral leader with many years’ experience. She will help you with breathing, tone and focusing the voice which will improve the quality of your voice. Come and enjoy her individual and stimulating approach to choral singing which will leave you invigorated and more confident of your abilities.
There will be a vocal warmup to learn some basic and essential techniques and then we will apply these to some passages from the Poulenc Gloria, the Dvorak Te Deum and the Haydn Te Deum. Copies available for those without scores.
Workshop 14:00 to 17:00 with tea break
Buy tickets (also available on the door)
Your choir needs you!
We are always keen to attract new members – especially tenors. If you would like to “try before you buy” feel free to come along to a rehearsal and try us out. Check out our Join page and contact the Choir Secretary to find out more.
13 December 2015
Francis Poulenc Gloria
Antonín Dvořák Te Deum