Forthcoming Workshops

We are now on summer break, and our new term starts on Monday September 19th. New members are very welcome.

For Kensington Singers members and open to the public…

Singing Retreat – Devon, Wknd 1  – Friday September 2nd -Monday September 5th & Wknd 2 Thursday September 8th-Sunday Septembe r11th. To register interest for 2016 or 2017 please email Buckland House Leaflet 2016

Saturday December 10th – Winter Warming Harmony Workshop with Kirsty Martin, St Giles in the Fields, Tottenham Court Road, London,  2pm-5.30pm, £15

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Blue Skies summer concert – Featuring Will Todd’s Mass in Blue

We are thrilled to be performing Will Todd’s Mass in Blue on July 9th, along with other jazz and swing pieces. We have the superb Kirsty Hopkins as our soloist – Kirsty has worked with the likes of Eric Whitacre, Harry Christopher and I Fagiolini.

Earlier this term we enjoyed a workshop day with Will himself on June 11th. Buy tickets here – Blue Skies!

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The Court Magazine

Thanks so much to our local magazine The Court for their write up…

Court Magazine

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5 year celebratory Concert

We are so excited that the choir is now 5 years old!

Buy tickets for our spring 5 year anniversary concert Songs of the Seas online here. You can also buy tickets from choir members.
Prices are £10 full price and £8 concessions in advance. Tickets are available on the door but they are priced at £12 and £10.

Our spring concert features vocal ensemble Peregrina EnChantica, a string quartet and guitarist, with profits going to the Winnicott Foundation, caring for premature and sick babies.



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Winter concert success

Thanks so everyone who came to our Home for Christmas concert with Fulham Children’s Choir. You helped us raise £931.77 for Save the Children’s Syrian Refugee crisis – thank you so much to all who supported us and to Fulham’s Children’s Choir who were angelic.

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Trafalgar Square carols

Sunday December 13th Kensington Singers and friends raised £271.75 for Amnesty International as we rocked around the Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square. Thanks to all the singers and supporters for spreading Christmas cheer!IMG-20151213-WA0013 IMG-20151213-WA0015

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Raising money for Glass door homeless charity at Duke of York Square

Dec 6th we sang at Duke of York Square, Chelsea, raising funds for Glass Door Homeless charity. Thanks to everyone who came and supported us for a fun afternoon. Over the weekend £1,046.73 was raised!

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Check out our promo video for Home for Christmas

We’ve been busy rehearsing and making a lovely sound… here’s some work in progress ahead of our December 15th concert, – watch video here –  Home for Christmas.

We also got in the Christmas spirit with some group photos – here’s a sneak peek. Thanks to our in-house photographer soprano Mel Brown.

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Summer Concert Raises over £1200 for charity!

Our Samba in the City concert with the amazing Anita Wardell, the Hamish Balfour trio and Victoria Park Singers raised £1200 for the Oxfam Nepal Earthquake appeal and Doula UK. Thanks so much to all our audience for their warm support and generous donations. We had a fantastic evening singing, and everyone especially loved performing A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott. We are on summer break. If you are interested in joining the choir in the new term please check the FAQs page and email  for details. The new term starts on Monday September 28Samba in the City1st. Photos from the concert are in the photo section.

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BBC Music Day Unsung Hero – Hannah Brine

We’re excited to announce that on Tuesday June 2nd, on Steve Wright’s show on BBC Radio 2, Kensington Singers’  founder & conductor Hannah Brine was named as one of the five recipients of the inaugural BBC Music Day Unsung Hero Award.

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You can listen to Hannah chatting to Steve Wright about the award here, and there is also a short film featuring Hannah on the BBC website here.

She appeared live on BBC’s One Show with Chris Evans and Alex Jones on Friday 5th June, alongside Lulu and Jamie Cullum. Watch the programme here (Unsung Hero starts at 19mins). Hannah and Jane Marlow (the alto who nominated her) were then whisked off to Glasgow’s City Halls to watch Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night is BBC Music Night’, a special gala concert hosted by Ken Bruce and Katie Derham, featuring the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with an incredible line-up of artists – pop legends Lulu and Deacon Blue, Radio 2 presenter and jazz pianist Jamie Cullum, tenor Noah Stewart, violinist Jack Liebeck, Bhangra artist Jaz Dhami, Scottish folk star Claire Hastings, and harpist Catrin Finch.

Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Music, said: “Honouring music’s Unsung Heroes is a core part of what BBC Music Day is about, celebrating people, like Hannah, who make a big contribution to their community through music. Through her choirs Hannah has forged relationships across whole neighbourhoods and it’s a pleasure for BBC Music Day to acknowledge and celebrate her efforts.”

Hannah said: “I’m deeply flattered that people took the time to nominate me and everyone is really excited that I actually won, in fact it feels like we all won! Our love of music is what has brought us together and I have been very lucky – the singers are so enthusiastic, dedicated & get involved as much as they can. We have so many skills & talents between us; the choir is a real group effort resulting in something very special. rehearsals are great fun and we are all really proud the choir is receiving this attention.”

BBC Music DayBBC Music Day’s Unsung Hero has been a UK-wide search.  People around the country were asked to nominate someone who they feel has had a significant impact in their community.  A BBC panel compiled a shortlist from which the five winners were chosen. They will receive a BBC Music VIP Pass, giving them and their friends tickets to a BBC Music event from a selection which includes the BBC Proms In The Park, Radio 2 Live In Hyde Park and BBC Music Awards.

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