Our comeback concert featuring Chorus of Dissent, the mighty St Matthias organ, a baroque continuo organ and lots of trumpets in Bach’s splendid composition. Directed by Ruth Whitehead and John Sloboda.
We’d love you to join us on Saturday 26 June 2021 at 5.30pm at Stokey’s only Grade I-listed church, St Matthias, Wordsworth Road, London N16 8DD.
Doors and (hopefully) bar 5pm.
After the government’s announcement on June 14, we will be operating a socially-distanced seating policy.
All proceeds to St Matthias Church.
Disabled access and loos.
We will be taking every precaution to keep everyone safe, and adhering to the government’s latest guidelines for indoor events. Please read them here before coming along.
Do not attend if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19 or suspect you may have been in contact with anyone who has. It is a requirement of attendance that you have a negative result from a covid test on the day of the concert.
Sorry – we had no choice but to postpone our 5 June concert.
On 17 May the government did a U-turn on guidelines for amateur choir rehearsals. They had been just as confusing as holiday guidelines, and we’d been struggling to make sense of them.
Although professional singers have been allowed to meet and rehearse almost throughout the pandemic, amateur choirs were banned from meeting this year. Those guidelines were due to be relaxed on 17 May, and Chorus of Dissent would be able to sing with each other again, at last. On that very day, the government started issuing new rules that said we could rehearse and perform inside, but the maximum number of singers was six.
There are 28 singers raring to go for the Magnificat concert, but we had no option. I don’t have the words to describe how it feels about still not being able to be together after 18 months of silence.
Thank you so, so much, for your patience and support. Knowing the Magnificat concert was sold out already shows how much our audiences want us back.
Keep checking in here for any updates.
Thank you, and see you SOON!