About Us

Members During Rehearsal
Members During Rehearsal
Members During Rehearsal

Harrow Harmony was formed in 1999 by Hilary Musgrave and several enthusiastic members of her Singing for Starters, a choral course for beginners run under the auspices of Harrow Choral Society.  Many wished to carry on their singing after the course ended and were keen to create a new choir.

Musical Director - Hilary Musgrave

Accompanist - Anna Lightbown

 

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Rehearsals

The choir rehearses on Friday evenings at South Harrow Methodist Church from 19:45 – 21:45 (with a 15 minute break at 20:45).

Repertoire

We sing a wide variety of music, including well-known classical pieces as well as songs by modern composers such as Howard Goodall, Karl Jenkins, Bob Chilcott and John Rutter.  However, innovative arrangements of popular songs have always formed a large part of the repertoire as well as songs from West End shows.  Recent concerts have demonstrated this versatility and have included music by ABBA, Gershwin, Mamas & Papas, Richard Rodgers, commissioned arrangements by Philip Lawson (of The King's Singers), Queen plus works by classical composers.  To appeal to a wide audience, Harrow Harmony sings an eclectic mix of both classical and popular music. 

Performances

Harrow Harmony performs three main concerts locally during the year, one to celebrate Christmas in which there is always a chance for audience participation and two larger concerts in spring and summer, usually featuring guest musicians.  We always invite our audience to join us for a buffet after our concerts and our hospitality is now legendary!

Have a look at our previous and upcoming concerts.

We also have performed at other local events such as Voices For Hospices and the London Sangerstevne and have also recently performed at The Roundhouse in Chalk Farm as part of the Voices Now festival.

Concert Celebration CD

In July 2008 we embarked upon a new venture by recording a CD entitled Harrow Harmony Concert Celebration in which we reflected our diverse musical tastes performing pieces by, among others, Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sting, The Beach Boys and arrangements of traditional gospel songs.  Please click here for more information and to purchase a copy.

10th Anniversary

September 2009 saw the 10th anniversary of the formation of the choir and as part of our celebrations we commissioned Philip Lawson, former baritone and principal arranger for The King's Singers to compose brand new arrangements of three North East folk songs; Bobby Shafto, Blow The Wind Southerly and The Keel Row.  We were very excited to give these pieces their world première.

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