The Choir meets at Harrow Arts Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 to 12 noon and will always welcome new members especially men and altos. It isn't necessary to be able to read music as everything is explained very simply. We are a friendly group and always look forward to meeting new people.
Leader: Joyce Davis
Classical Music Appreciation
The group has recently undergone some organisational changes and will now meet every four weeks at Harrow Arts Centre, presently in the Grimsdyke Room. The classes take place on a Wednesday morning, between 10.00am and Midday. We feature and discuss a range of works, generally spanning the Renaissance period up to the late-Romantic era, sometimes beyond, and also consider the background of both the music itself and the composers. Group members are encouraged to present their own programmes to give variety to the sessions. We have a few vacancies.
Group Leader - Tony Clayden
Comparisons in Music
This group meets at the Harrow Arts Centre every 4 weeks. We listen to two or occasionally three different performances of the same work and discuss them. Members are encouraged to join in the discussion or just sit and listen. For more information about this class, check out their website. We have a few vacancies at the moment.
Group leader: Tony Kaye
Jazz and the Great American Songbook
This group meets every 2 weeks on a Wednesday morning to play, discuss and appreciate all types of jazz and the Great American Songbook. We try to appeal to a wide spectrum of Jazz tastes, though so-called ‘Modern Jazz’ is excluded. Recorded Jazz of all types from, say, 1930 onward, is covered, which includes recordings by soloists, small groups, big bands, singers etc and I provide explanatory comments with occasional anecdotes. Members are encouraged to comment on the items played. By and large our members, who are a very friendly group, prefer ‘Mainstream Jazz’ and the Great American Songbook. Deep knowledge of Jazz is not necessary – only a liking for the music.
Group Leader – Sandra Berns
We are a new Group and will be meeting every 4 weeks at the Harrow Arts Centre on a Thursday afternoons, at 2.00-3.30pm in the Stanmore Room. We will be asking for requests from individuals each week to sing Karaoke and also will be adding some group singing too which everyone will be able to join in and have fun with the lyrics on screen. You can sing to your heart’s content with whatever kind of voice you have, there are no competitions involved and we hope this will be a fun group that will get behind everybody when they have a turn at the mic. As we are so new, the dates for our meetings didn't make it in time to reach the newsletter, however if you would like to see what dates we will be meeting, please click here.
Group Leaders: Sandra & Barrie Berns
Magic of Musicals
Come along for an entertaining couple of hours to watch and listen to music through the years. We watch songs excerpts from films and stage shows too. We meet every 2 weeks on a Friday afternoon.
Group Leader - Mike Morrow
Opera (Hatch End)
This group is being re-establised and will meet at the Harrow Arts Centre. Normally two sessions are required to cover a complete opera.
Group leader - Geoff Bard
A new group for all abilities meeting at the Harrow Arts Centre on Mondays from 10.30–12.30. Most people joining are beginners and we will work our way through simple songs and chords. You will need to have your own instrument but advice can be given.
Group Leader - Claudia Mernick
Music Appreciation – The Backdrop to Our Lives.
Harrow u3a has many music groups that range from classical music through jazz, opera etc. This group wants to focus on music has been the backdrop to our lives. Each session will be themed and the music will be popularist. Themes will include: -
Group leader: Tony Kaye