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The Hap'ning Place
Singing Lessons in Crouch End
Piano, Guitar, Violin Lessons North London

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1st December 2022 
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Crouch End &
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Tel: 020 8347 8082
Studio: 07908 771984
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The Hap'ning Place 2021

Woohoo, what a ride this last year and a half has been.
Our students have excelled throughout and here are just some of our activities.
The Hap'ning Place Concert Series June 2021

Events in Pictures. Concert series collage June 2021

The first performances at the studio in almost two years!🎉

Performers in The Hap'ning Place Concert Series June 18-19 2021

Promise Sarah Warren, soprano with Fran Hills, piano
Passion Julia Chaplin, soprano with Ana Bursac, piano
Première Catherine Hastings Davies, soprano with Caroline Soresby, piano
Prelude Lottie Skinner, violin with Caroline Soresby, piano
Première Catherine Hastings Davies, soprano with Caroline Soresby, piano
The Hap'ning Place ChoralTones directed by M Happel

Events in Pictures. 2021 March recital program

The Hap'ning Place Student Recital Online April 2021

Online Students Recital
Students of Tanya Barringer, Leyla Cemiloglu, Janet Fischer, & Maryliese Happel
March 27, 2021
Ane Jekabson Presto Giuseppe Valentino
Mylo Hall Pussycat & Rowing
James Petitt My Shadow and Turkey in the Straw
Ella Dilleyston Hoe-Down Allan Bullard
Davide Carlotti-Fitzgibbon Ode to Joy and When the Saints Come Marching In
Mira Ozay Race Against Time, Fanfare Finale and Drunken Sailor Pauline Hall
Ellie Skinner Rondeau John-Joseph Mouret
Elizabeth Sagar Ritournelle Cecile Chaminade
Hitomi Sakamoto Grazie Amore Mio Francis Lai
Julia Chaplin Ave Maria Bach/Gounod

Events in Pictures. Xmas concert 2020 online

Online 🎄Christmas Concert and Sing Along 2020

December at The Hap'ning Place is usually one of our busiest months. We are busy producing our Christmas opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, the MadriGals are performing at the Tower and our Hap'ning Place choir and fiddle club are caroling for charity collections at many North and Central London locations. 2020 was a different kind of year, but we still managed to create some festive spirit!🎅🏻🧑🏻‍🎄

Events in Pictures. 2020 Christmas program

🎅🏻Christmas Concert Program Online 2020🧑🏻‍🎄

Events in Pictures. Voice recital Feb 2020

The Hap'ning Place went online in 2020

Little did we know, that the last live performances at the studio would be our Voice Recital in February 2020.
With Caroline Soresby, piano and
Alexia Hodgson Cross, Ellen Durkin, Peter east, Anne-Marie McCooey, Angela Elliott, Jim Rose, Natasha Hardy, Julia Chaplin

Events in Pictures. July instrumental online 2020

Summer 2020 Online Recitals

Online Instrumental Recital
Students of Tanya Barringer, Leyla Cemiloglu, Janet Fischer, and Ian Fleming
July 11, 2020

Florence Aldeghieri Old Macdonald
Ane Jekabsone Theme from Berceuse
Owen Ossa-Richardson
De Boself
Lulu Gotch Skipping, Jumping, Improvising and Deep Knee Bends
Chileshe Gotch Be our Guest
Ellie Skinner Thine be the glory Judas Maccabeus
Owen Ossa-Richardson
Concerto in B minor mvt.1
James Pettit Little Bo Peep
Ella Dilleyston Dinosaur's Bedtime March
Mira Özay Echoes , Shepherd's Hey, Hallowe'en March

Events in Pictures. Online Summer Voice Recital 2020

Summer Voice Recital Online 2020

Online Voice Recital
Students of Maryliese Happel
July 11, 2020 14:00

Peter East Linden Lea
Ellen Durkin Venezianisches Gondolied
Julia Chaplin Apres Un Rêve
Julie Sondergaard Goodnight My Someone Music Man
Alexia Hodgson-Cross A Good Man Is Hard To Find
Hitomi Sakamoto Te Amare Moulin Rouge

Events in Pictures. April voice online 2020

Online voice recital April 2020

Online Voice Recital
Students of Maryliese Happel and Janet Fischer
April 25, 2020

Angela Joyce Where Corals Lie Sea Pictures
Liz Sagar Sea Wrack
Peter East Dal Fulgor Giulio Cesare
Plum Ossa-Richardson Pious Orgies Judas Maccabeus
Ellen Durkin Rejoice Messiah
Julia Chaplin Vissi D’arte Tosca
Andrew Costa Demons Imagine Dragons
Jim Rose I Wish You Love
Julie Sondergaard I Could Have Danced All Night My Fair Lady
Alexia Hodgeson-Cross Black Coffee
Hitomi Sakamoto All I Ask of You Phantom of the Opera
Natasha Hardy Danny Boy

Events in Pictures. 2020 April Instrumental recital

Online Instrumental Recital April 2020

Online Instrumental Recital
Students of Leyla Cemiloglu, Jacob Elliott, Janet Fischer, and Ian Fleming,
April 25 2020

Florence Aldeghieri Floating Clouds and Rockin' Rabbits
James Petitt Mountain Climbing
Lulu Gotch Can’t Stop the Feeling
Owen Richardson Owen’s Song
Mira Özay Au Clair De La Lune and If You Should Meet A Crocodile
Chileshe Gotch Bluebells of Scotland
Lily Faber Long Friday I’m In Love
Ellie Skinner Minuets
Lottie Skinner Ashokan Farewell
Ishan Sinha-Ray Greensleeves
Katie Garrill Red Wing & Down Yonder

Events in Pictures. 2019 GOSH Certificate

🎅🏻Christmas Events and Fundraising 2019

The Hap'ning Place is always very busy in December with our fundraising efforts for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and Marie Curie. In 2019 we added the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors to our performances as well.

Events in Pictures. 2019 Marie Curie Certificate

Events in Pictures. Tower Collage 2019

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The Hap'ning Place Concert Series at the beautiful Hornsey Tower concludes our concert series for 2018.
Performers celebrating Silver Sunday entertained the audiences with a variety of music from contemporary Italian songs and jazz standards to opera!.

2:30 "Let Us Garlands Bring"
Nigel Hamilton, baritone with Caroline Soresby, piano
3:00 "How Can I Keep From Singing"
The Hap’ning Place MadriGals
Ellen Durkin, Angela Joyce, Mary Maddison & Anne-Marie McCooey with Amy Luyendijk, piano
3:30 "Songs To The Moon"
Julia Chaplin, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
4:00 "Un Giorno Per Noi"
Hitomi Sakamoto, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
4:30 "Passaggi"
Alexia Hodgson-Cross, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
5:00 "That’s Jazz"
Angela Elliott with Stefano Marzanni, piano

Events in Pictures. Chios Collage 2019The Hap'ning Place Summer Singing Seminar on the beautiful island of Chios, Greece offers singers lessons every day as well as a concert at the end of the week. Oh! And did I mention fun?!

Events in Pictures. Campsbourne Fest Collage 2019

The Campsbourne Community Festival 2019

This was the inaugural year for The Campsbourne Community Arts and Music Festival. Next year's program is planned for the weekend of July 11-12 and will involve local visual artists and musicians. For more information on how to participate, please contact us by emailing us here

Events in Pictures. CE Fest Collage 2019 #1

The Hap'ning Place Concert Series with The Crouch End Festival 2019

The Hap'ning Place is a founding member of The Crouch End Festival and this year's concerts were very well attended.

Events in Pictures. C Fest Collage 2019 #2

Events in Pictures. Jazz Collage 2019The Hap'ning Place Jazz Workshop for Singers with Stefano Marzanni offers our singers the unique chance to coach some jazz songs with the talented Stefano Marzanni and then perform in the evening.

Events in Pictures. Schubertiade 2019

The Hap'ning Place Schubertiade 2019 with Patrick Leresche

The annual January Schubertiade at The Hap'ning Place celebrates the birthday and the music of Franz Schubert. Our singers are able to participate in an afternoon of coaching style with pianist Patrick Leresche and perform the music in the evening.

The Program included:

An Die Nachtigall - D497 (Matthias Claudius) Angela Joyce

Die Rose – D745 (Friedrich von Schlegel) Alexia Hodgson-Cross

Seligkeit – D433 (Ludwig C.H. Hölty) Elizabeth Sagar

Der Wanderer - D493 (G.P. Schmidt von Lübeck) James Rose

Lachen Und Weinen- D777 (Friedrich Rückert) Peter East

Gretchen Am Spinnrade – D118 (from Goethe) Romilly Greenhill

An Den Mond - D193 (Ludwig C.H. Hölty) Hitomi Sakamoto

Du Bist Die Ruh- D776 (F. Rückert) Julia Chaplin

An Die Musik- D547 (Franz von Schober) All Singers
Beloved art, in how many bleak hours, when I am enmeshed in life’s tumultuous
round, have you kindled my heart to the warmth of love, and borne me away to a better
world!Often a sigh, escaping from your harp, a sweet, celestial chord

The Hap'ning Place Events in Pictures 2018

Events in Pictures. GOSH 2018

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The Hap'ning Place Christmas Choir, Fiddle Club and the vocal groups MadriGals and Plush combined to enhance the Christmas season by caroling throughout London.
The Hap'ning Place was able to contribute £1702.20 to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, £785.29 for Marie Curie and £101.75 for the National Autisitic Society!
The MadriGals and Plush delighted audiences at the beautiful Hornsey Church tower. The Hap'ning Place Fiddle Club played at Great Ormond Street Children's hospital, The National Autistic Society's Christmas Fair as well as St Pancras Railway station and the Spring Lane assisted care home.
The Hap'ning Place Christmas choir carried the Christmas spirit wherever they went in their caroling at Alexandra Palace Antique Fair, the Crouch End Christmas Fayre, St Pancras, and the Hornsey Tower.
Congratulations to all at The Hap'ning Place for bringing smiles to so many faces!

Events in Pictures. Marie Curie 2018

Events in Pictures. Megan and Bob performance workshop 2018

The Hap'ning Place Performance Workshop 2018 with Megan Thomas and Robert Lydiard

The Hap'ning Place Performance Workshop with Megan Thomas and Robert Lydiard October 2018
"Do you get butterflies, shaky knees and suddenly want to sink into the floor when you are asked to sing a solo? "

International performers Megan Thomas and Robert Lydiard offer a Performance Workshop for singers and actors at The Hap’ning Place in Crouch End.

The return of their popular workshop covers audition techniques, presentation, vocal styles and tips on how to prepare yourself for your ‘big moment’. This workshop is not about how well you sing- but how to best prepare and give a performance. They will repeat their powerful class October 2020!

Events in Pictures. Chios Collage 2018

The Hap'ning Place Singers' Holiday and Singing Workshop in Greece

Singers from around the world are welcome to participate in The Hap'ning Place Summer Singing Holiday on the beautiful island of Chios. The mornings are spent singing away at the beautiful seaside venue of Maria's Villa and the afternoons and evenings are yours to practice your Greek(!) and perhaps just laze by the sea with your favorite book.

Events in Pictures. Sing Ensemble 2018

Spring Ensembles Concert 2018

The Hap'ning Place Spring Ensembles Concert in March offers our students the opportunity to learn duets and small ensembles.
It's not only fun to play with other musicians, we feel it is extremely important training. The various duos, trios and ensembles work with each other and then perform them in our large hall. This year we were standing room only!