Queen's Park Singers are a friendly choir based in Queen's Park London NW6. Our aim is to sing to a standard that gives pleasure to our audiences and is rewarding for us. Our repertoire ranges from choral music from the Tudor period to works by contemporary composers. We often perform with a chamber orchestra. Our Music Director is Oliver Till.
Queen's Park Singers performing Fauré's Requiem in St Augustine's Church, Kilburn, March 2011
We usually give three concerts each season, in December, March/April and June. For each concert, we rehearse over a period of about two months, meeting on Sunday evenings at the Church of St Anne & St Andrew, 125 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG.
We welcome new members who share our aim of performing to a standard which will be rewarding for our audience. So you would need to:
We hold regular training workshops for choir members on aspects of musicianship and vocal technique. We provide information about access to music learning aids for each concert, and about singing lessons and courses on musicianship to help with longer-term development.
The members of the Queens Park Singers mostly live near Queens Park in North West London, but we do also have some friends from further afield.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE …
Our main activity is putting on concerts. Once a year we organise a vocal workshop which non-members are welcome to attend.
Where we meet …
We have almost always rehearsed and presented concerts at the church of St Anne and St Andrew, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG. The church is part of a new Inter-faith centre, built in 1997; the whole building has a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere and has all the facilities needed, including disabled access. The church itself has excellent acoustics for rehearsal purposes, and makes an ideal, albeit quite small, venue for concerts.
A workshop with Mary Phillips