Links

Useful references for singers.

Choirs and orchestras

Finchley Chamber Choir: regular concerts in Trinity Church, North Finchley, N12 7NN with this smaller and more expert choir. A good local place to hear choral repertoire.

Harmony on Heels is a women’s choir based in Kentish Town meeting on Wednesdays. I think they’re rather less classical than we are. Women singers with NCC who find just one choir is too few…

Finding music in London

bachtrack is by far the best concert listings site I know of. If you have a free Saturday or fancy a lunchtime concert, this is your spot. Or if you have a passion for Ravel

Singing tuition

Have you an urge to sing better? Maria McCaul “The Singing Studio” offers singing lessons, based in Hornsey. Email Maria or call 07899 026 394.

Other Music Learning

The Guitar Social: courses (for beginners and more experienced guitarists) let you learn and improve with other players. Sounds delightful.

Charities and promoters

Nordoff Robbins is a charity which uses music in music therapy and community building. Their UK centre is at 2 Lissenden Gardens, NW5 1PQ — just round the corner from the school where we rehearse. They run concerts, usually pretty classy, benefitting the charity, a few times a year.

music&friends run choir festivals and international meetings.

RunBySingers set up musical holidays, which always sound very tempting.

The London Sangerstevner is a series of choral festivals.

Philip Norman Music Services do a lot of internet/email promotion of amateur music events — several of the above are from them.

Web indexes

Small Choirs Website claims 200+ free pieces of music for church choirs, and occasional festivals.

Free scores

The IMSLP / Petrucci Music Library is an excellent place to find free downloadable music scores.

ChoralWiki (formerly the Choral Public Domain Library) has a large collection of free downloadable material, mostly choral scores. Some scores are of very good quality, with excellent volunteer editors, some are rougher.