Amahl and The Night Visitors 2023
On December 9 the talented cast of Amahl and the Night Visitors revived our production, postponed since January 2020. We changed locations this year to Holy Innocents on Tottenham Lane and we are very grateful for being able to use such a beautiful church. Of course a very special mention to our music director Stefano Marzanni and flautist Ishan Sinharay. Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital was the recipient of ticket donations.
The Cast included
Amahl: Lucy Farrington
Mother: Anne-Marie McCooey
Balthazarina: Mary Maddison
Casparina: Ellen Durkin
Melchior: Alexia Hodgeson Cross and Hitomi Sakamoto
Page: Guest Artist
Shepherds: Jessica Catone, Peter East, Alexia Hodgson-Cross, Angela Joyce, Plum Ossa-Richardson, Owen Ossa-Richardson, James Rose
Music Director: Stefano Marzanni
Flute: Ishan Sinharay
Artistic Director: Maryliese Happel
The Hap'ning Place MadriGals Christmas at The Tower 2023
The December 2023 Christmas season commenced at the beautiful Hornsey Tower. Decked out for Christmas, this is the perfect bijou setting for the lovely MadriGals accompanied on the piano by Irina Irianova. Ellen Durkin, Angela Joyce, Anne-Marie McCooey, and Mary Maddison treated us to favorite holiday numbers including everything from medieval carols to “Santa Baby” and “Winter Wonderland”. Proceeds from the concert were donated to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.
The Hap'ning Place Concert Series October 2023
The Autumn Concerts in The Hap'ning Place Concert series October 8, 2023 delighted the audiences with a wide variety of music.
Soprano Hitomi Sakamoto with Caroline Soresby, piano performed popular Italian songs in their concert Ricordi .
Turning Leaves treated listeners to everything from popular duets from film and theater to jazz!
Singers Jess Catone, Eva Roberts & Mari Macalpine and Alexia Hodgson Cross were accompanied by the wonderful pianist Caroline Soresby
Summer Singing Holiday 2023
The beautiful island of Chios hosted our singers for the Summer Singing workshop. The next course will be August 5-9, 2024
The The Hap'ningPlace Instrumental Recital March 2023
Our fabulous teachers: Piano Students of Anna Yang and Flute, Violin and Viola students of Janet Fischer
The Hap'ning Place in Pictures 2023
The Hap'ning Place Christmas Choir and Fiddle Club are busy caroling for @Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and @Marie Curie Hospice care in the north London area.
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
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
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
Lulu Gotch Skipping, Jumping, Improvising and Deep Knee Bends
Chileshe Gotch Be our Guest
Ellie Skinner Thine be the glory Judas Maccabeus
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
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
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
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
The Hap'ning Place Events in Pictures 2019
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
Alexia Hodgson-Cross, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
5:00 "That’s Jazz"
Angela Elliott with Stefano Marzanni, piano
The 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?!
The Hap'ning Place Performance Workshop 2023 with Megan Thomas and Robert Lydiard
The Hap'ning Place Performance Workshop with Megan Thomas and Robert Lydiard October 2023
"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 2023!
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.
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!