Current season concerts

Tuesday 19 December 2017, 7.30pm

George Frideric Handel – Messiah

Featuring a massed choir combining the renowned Goldsmiths Choral Union, English Concert Chorus, Highgate Choral Society and The London Chorus.

Thursday 28th December 2017, 7.30pm

Ludwig van Beethoven – Ninth Symphony

  • Venue: Barbican Hall, London

Saturday 10 March 2018, 7.00pm

George Frideric Handel – Israel in Egypt

 

Saturday 19 May 2018, 7.00pm

Leonard Bernstein – Chichester Psalms

 

Saturday 7 July 2018, 7.00pm

Joseph Haydn – St Nicholas Mass
Benjamin Britten – Saint Nicolas

 

Saturday 28 October 2017 7:30pm

Carl Orff – Carmina Burana

  • Venue: Royal Albert Hall
Carl Orff popular favourite, Carmina Burana plus other works to be confirmed.

Saturday 2 December 2017, 6.00pm

Family Carols

Highgate Choral Society’s annual family carols concert has become an unmissable event, with plenty of variety and audience participation, plus your first taste of mince pies and mulled wine of the season! Early booking is advised as this is always a sell-out.

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.00pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Mass in C Minor K427
Karol Szymanowski – Stabat Mater

Free pre-concert talk by Ronald Corp at 6.20pm.

Works written for two very different occasions form the opening concert in Highgate Choral Society’s 2017-2018 season. Following the recovery from illness of his fiancée, Constanze Weber, Mozart promised to write a mass of thanksgiving. Although it was never completed the Mass in C minor was premièred, in its incomplete state, with Constanze as one of the soprano soloists, in Salzburg on 26th October 1783 and harks back to the Baroque world of Handel and Bach.

Originally commissioned by the Polish-born art collector Bronislaw Krystall to write a requiem commemorating his wife’s death, Karol Szymanowski decided to change the contract and instead composed what is considered to be his greatest masterpiece. The inspiration for his Stabat Mater was the tragic death of his niece, Alinka and the subsequent suffering of his pregnant sister, who was soon to lose another child. Completed in 1926, Stabat Mater is of fundamental importance in the history of Polish music after Chopin.