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the choir

 

Hesperos was dreamed up in February 2018, on a rainy evening in Battersea. The idea was to set up a new London-based choir, made up of a group of university friends who wanted to make music together.

Our membership has since grown to welcome singers from different backgrounds, all linked by the same aim: to make choral music together to a high standard and to have fun doing it.

Hesperos, the evening star of Greek mythology, alludes to a shared love of choral evensong, through which the founding members of the choir first met.

the music

We love discovering new music as well as revisiting pieces we have known and loved for a long time. Our repertoire varies from early polyphony to neglected 20th century composers and new commissions.

the people

We are a chamber choir, with a dedicated core of around ten members. Others join our weekly rehearsals as often as they can, juggling their singing with a busy working life. We are all experienced singers and excellent sight readers who enjoy making music in a relaxed environment.

We always take time for a tea break in rehearsals, and like to visit the pub afterwards.

Our music directors, Charlie Warren and Elizabeth Leather, share conducting duties.

 
 
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About to sing a very serious encore, Eric Satie's chorale about... toads

Where We Rehearse

We are grateful to the Church of St Francis of Assisi, Notting Hill, for hosting our rehearsals on Tuesdays from 7.15-9pm. This is easily accessible from all over London, located within walking distance of Holland Park underground station.