Current season concerts

Saturday 15 December 2018

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.

Buy Tickets Online or from Dots Music Shop, Camden Town and Les Aldrich Music, Muswell Hill

Saturday 9 March 2019, 7pm

Francis Poulenc – Gloria
Leoš Janáček – Glagolitic Mass

  • Venue: All Hallows’ Church, Gospel Oak
  • Soprano: Eleanor Dennis
  • Alto: Angharad Rowlands
  • Tenor: Nicky Spence
  • Bass: William Thomas
  • Orchestra: New London Orchestra
  • Conductor: Ronald Corp

More details coming soon.

Our full 2018-19 schedule

Remaining 2018 Concerts

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018, Carols by Candlelight, Cadogen Hall
  • Saturday 15 December 2018, Carols, St. Michael’s Church
  • Sunday 16 December 2018, Handel Messiah, Royal Festival Hall

2019 Concerts

  • Saturday 9 March 2019, Janacek Glagolitic Mass, Poulenc Gloria, All Hallows’ Church
  • Saturday 18 May 2018, English and Spanish music, St. Michael’s Church
  • Saturday 6 July 2019, Vivaldi Gloria, Zelenka, All Hallows’ Church
  • Saturday 7 December 2019, Carols, St. Michael’s Church

Saturday 3 November 2018

Beethoven – Missa Solemnis
Ina Boyle – Soldiers at Peace

Beethoven’s great Missa Solemnis is thought to have been intended for the occasion of the installation of his friend and patron Archduke Rudolph as Archbishop of Olmütz in 1820. But from the first, Beethoven saw it as an expression of his own deep spiritual convictions and as an enduring testament to the ardour of his faith.

First performed in St. Petersburg on 24 April 1824, the Missa Solemnis is regarded as a supreme achievement in choral music. Beethoven famously inscribed on the first page of the score: "From the heart – may it return – to the heart."

Ina Boyle’s Soldiers at Peace is a short, rarely performed setting for choir and orchestra of a war sonnet by Herbert Asquith, second son of the British Prime Minister. Written during the First World War, it was performed in 1920 and enthusiastically received. Ina Boyle was Ireland’s most significant women composer before the 1950s, whose early talent was recognised by teachers including Vaughan Williams.