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Monday 14th June 7pm Hampstead Parish Church, London

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This Sacred Meditation explores the rich Biblical imagery of light through a restorative and illuminating programme of music by Victoria, Gibbons, Purcell, Marais, and Bach, interspersed with readings by authors including Heaney, Wordsworth, and Neruda. 

Please note, this event will NOT will live-streamed.  For tickets to attend in person, please click here. 

Director: Malachy Frame

Soprano: Christine Buras

Soprano: Marie-Antoinette Stabentheimer

Mezzo-soprano: Cath Backhouse

Contralto: Jess Dandy

Tenor: Aidan Coburn

Tenor: James Robinson 

Baritone: Hugo Herman-Wilson 

Bass: Ben McKee

Readers: Lorena Paz Nieto & David Gardner 



We are delighted to announce the return of Start the Week with the Hampstead Collective!

Mondays at 7pm, Hampstead Parish Church

Beginning Monday 24th May 2021, join us for five weeks of those glorious events we sadly had to postpone during our autumn series.

All event and season tickets may be carried over and you can attend all concerts LIVE and IN PERSON.  There is also a new, five-week specific season ticket.


We continue to implement a strict hygiene and social distancing policy.  However, in line with the government's COVID-19 roadmap, social distancing at our 21st June performance of Handel's Theodora will be relaxed for greater audience capacity.  


Remaining events of the season:


14th June Eternal Light – a sacred meditation

21st June Handel's Theodora

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Musical Sanctuaries of Bach Cantatas, Handel Large-Scale Works, Sacred Meditations, and Song 

Every Monday at 7pm Live from Hampstead Parish Church, London

The Hampstead Collective has been formed in response to the devastating effect of the global pandemic on the arts in general and church music in particular.  We aim to bring music back into Hampstead Parish Church and, in addition, to support musicians – both those in the Collective and our collaborators – during this time of immense financial insecurity.

As a Collective, the singers and organists of Hampstead Parish Church have come together, on equal footing, to present an innovative programme of concerts, curated to demonstrate both our connection to the church and our distinct musical voices. 

Fundamental to the structuring of the series is an inbuilt flexibility, allowing us to livestream all concerts as well as to start introducing live audiences in immediate and direct response to developing government guidelines.

All seventeen concerts in our autumn 'Start the Week' series will be streamed live free of charge on our YouTube Channel (embedded below or available here) and our Facebook Page  We will also be admitting a limited, socially-distanced audience to our events.  Book early via the Eventbrite link for each event to avoid disappointment.  


We're a friendly bunch, and if you like what you hear, please consider befriending us! As 'Friend of the Collective', you'll gain access to exclusive digital content, as well as helping us in our future Collective endeavours. 

We look forward to starting the week with you.