Back to In-Person Rehearsals for the Summer Term

We are thrilled to be back rehearsing in person this Summer Term – with social distancing in place according to government guidance.

Our Senior & Chamber Choir rehearsals take place at the Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, while the Intermediate Choir and Beginner Choir are at Brookland School. Thank you to both the Free Church and to Brookland for making our live singing possible again!

Here are some of our Intermediate Choir warming up at Brookland School on the first Sunday of term.

London Handel Festival – Messiah: Reimagined – 5 April 2021

We are delighted to be part of the London Handel Festival’s Messiah: Reimagined, which takes place this Easter Monday at 7pm. FCMG’s older Senior and Chamber Choir singers recorded their videos of the chorus ‘Let All the Angels of God’ from home during February.

We are one of 15 virtual choirs performing the choruses, which will be integrated into the live performance from St. George’s Hanover Square, Handel’s Church. 

The live performance features the London Handel Orchestra with soloists Lucy Crowe, Iestyn Davies, Nathan Vale and Edward Grint, conducted by Laurence Cummings.

The event will be live-streamed on 5 April at 7pm BST on Facebook and YouTube free of charge, and will be available on the London Handel Festival YouTube channel afterwards.

Book tickets via the London Handel Festival website and receive a downloadable programme.

Rehearsing in 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic restrictions, FCMG’s rehearsals were held online throughout the spring term 2021; thank you to our all our music staff and singers who made the rehearsals fun and rewarding. We were also pleased to be able to offer one to one and small group musicianship sessions to our singers, which enabled the music staff to spend more focused time with them and further support their vocal development.

In accordance with government guidelines, we anticipate returning to face to face rehearsals at the start of the summer term 2021. We look forward to singing together again!

2020 – An Unprecedented Year

It’s been an incredibly challenging time for us all but FCMG has continued its rehearsals throughout the pandemic, from online to face to face rehearsals in adherence with government guidelines and back again. Here are some of our memories from an unprecedented year.