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The Hap'ning Place Events in Pictures 2018



Events in Pictures. GOSH 2018

The Hap'ning Place Events in Pictures 2018

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. Tower Collage 2018

The Hap'ning Place Tower Concert Series October 2018

Singers from The Hap'ning Place performed concerts at the beautifully restored Hornsey Church Tower October 7, 2018

Gioia Bella: Julia Chaplin and Amy Luyendijk

Venite:Shanti Lall & Plum Ossa-Richardson with Amy Luyendijk, piano

Fairies to Felines: Ellen Durkin with Amy Luyendijk, piano

Secrecy’s Song: Alexia Hodgson-Cross with Stefano Marzanni, piano

Le Grande Chapeau: Angela Elliott with Stefano Marzanni, piano

Dawn: Joanna Fookes & Aleksi Koponen with Stefano Marzanni, piano

Dreams: The Hap’ning Place MadriGals
Ellen Durkin, Angela Joyce, Anne-Marie McCooey, & Mary Zweck with Amy Luyendijk, piano


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. Hornsey Festival  2018

The Hornsey Music Festival 2018

The Hornsey Music Festival July 8, 2018 is home for The Hap'ning Place and several of our singers offered concerts on the day.
Secrecy’s Song with Soprano Alexia Hodgson-Cross & Stefano Marzanni, piano
Le Grand Chapeau with Soprano Angela Elliott & Stefano Marzanni, piano
Mio Diletto with Soprano Hitomi Sakamoto & Stefano Marzanni, piano
Gioia Bella with Soprano Julia Chaplin & Amy Luyendijk, piano
Fairies to Felines with Soprano Ellen Durkin & Amy Luyendijk, piano


Events in Pictures. Crouch End Festival collage 2018

The Crouch End Festival 2018

The Hap'ning Place is a founding member of the ten day Crouch End Festival and we offer our concert series as a part of the annual festival. Hap'ning Place students who are ready for public performances are offered the opportunity to perform mini-recitals to the general public. We had excellent attendance this year at all of the concerts.
Sunday June 10
Verismo with Soprano Natasha Hardy with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Mio Diletto with Soprano Hitomi Sakamoto with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Secrecy’s Song with Soprano Alexia Hodgeson-Cross with Stefano Marzanni, piano

Friday June 15
Fairies to Felines with Soprano Ellen Durkin with Amy Luyendijk, piano
An Die Music ~ Schubertiade with Patrick Leresche, piano, with singers: Jess Baker, Julia Chaplin, Peter East, Alexia Hodgson-Cross, Angela Joyce, Divya Krishnamurthy, Emma Leedham, Anne-Marie McCooey,
James Rose, Elizabeth Sagar, and Hitomi Sakamoto

Saturday June 16
The Spice of Life with Sopranos Oona Knowles & Divya Krishnamurthy with Amy Luyendijk, piano
Cara Amici with Sopranos Ellen Durkin & Anne Marie McCooey with Amy Luyendijk, piano
Venite with Shanti Lall & Plum Ossa-Richardson with Amy Luyendijk piano

Sunday June 17
Le Grand Chapeau with Soprano Angela Elliott with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Wishing on a Star with The Hap’ning Place MadriGals with Amy Luyendijk, piano
Ellen Durkin, Angela Joyce, Anne-Marie McCooey, Mary Zweck



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!


Events in Pictures. Sing into Spring 2018

Sing Into Spring 2018

Sing Into Spring at The Hap'ning Place gives all our singers the chance to perform duets, trios and ensembles. Many of our singers perform duets and our vocal groups The MadriGals and Plush as well as The Hap'ning Place Choir entertain as well.


Events in Pictures. Jazz Class 2018

The Hap'ning Place Jazz Workshop for Singers with Stefano Marzanni 2018

The 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 at a local venue in the evening.


Events in Pictures. Arias with Orchestra 2016

The Hap'ning Place Events in Pictures 2017

Arias with Orchestra Master Class
Experienced singers at The Hap'ning Place have the rare opportunity to rehearse and perform an aria with a professional orchestra. Led by Amy Luyendijk, the singers had the chance to rehearse their aria with the orchestra and then offer a public performance in the evening.
Performers included Julia Chaplin, Peter East, Mary Eckert, Anne-Marie McCooey, Liz Sagar, Hitomi Sakamoto, and Sarah Warren.


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Jazz Singers Workshop 2017 with Stefano Marzanni

Experienced jazz pianist Stefano Marzanni coaches The Hap'ning Place "Jazzstars" on their interpretation and jazz style. Participants in the class then perform at a local venue in the evening. Participants this year are Matthew Calwellian-Brown, Julia Chaplin, Mary Eckert, Angela Elliott, Corrie Heale, Alexia Hodgson-Cross, Angela Joyce, and Jim Rose.


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Events in Pictures. Student Recitals March 2017

The Hap'ning Place Student Recitals March 2017



Events in Pictures. Schubertiade 2017

The Hap'ning Place Schubertiade 2017 with Patrick Leresche

The Hap'ning Place Schubertiade 2017 is an all day Master Class of coachings of Schubert songs and a public performance in the evening. Patrick Leresche, an experienced and professional coach worked with the singers to explain the nuance of the poetry and language of this romantic composer.
Participants in the class are Julia Chaplin, Ellen Durkin, Peter East, Anne-Marie McCooey, Liz Sagar and Hitomi Sakamoto
The singers and Patrick also repeated their performances as a part of the Crouch End Festival in June 2017.


Events in Pictures. Crouch End Fest 2017

The Hap'ning Place Concert Series with the Crouch End Festival June 9-18, 2017

Performers in The Hap'ning Place Concert Series during the Crouch End Festival 2017
The Hap'ning Place Fiddle Club directed by Janet Fischer
Innamorata Sarah Warren, soprano with Caroline Soresby, piano
Dolce Ardor Julia Chaplin, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Dulcet Delights Ellen Durkin & Anne-Marie McCooey, sopranos with Caroline Soresby, piano
HappyUnhappy Andrew Moriarty, bass with Maryliese Happel, piano
Cinema Paradiso Hitomi Sakamoto, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Con Espressione Nigel Hamilton, baritone & Liz Sagar, mezzo with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Sweeter Than Roses Divya Krishnamurthy & Shanti Lall, sopranos with Caroline Soresby


Events in Pictures. Hornsey Fest 2017

The Hap'ning Place Concert Series with the Hornsey Music Festival July 2017

This year the performers in the Hornsey Music Festival sang for the first time at the newly restored St Mary's Tower in Hornsey.
A wonderful intimate space with excellent acoustics!
Innamorata Sarah Warren, soprano with Caroline Soresby, piano
Dolce Ardor Julia Chaplin, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Cinema Paradiso Hitomi Sakamoto, soprano with Stefano Marzanni, piano
Sweeter Than Roses Divya Krishnamurthy & Shanti Lall, sopranos with Caroline Soresby


Events in Pictures. Ensembles 2017

The Hap'ning Place Ensemble Concerts 2017

The talented musicians at The Hap'ning Place treated everyone to a lovely summer afternoon of duets and ensembles. It's so important to the training of our musicians that they learn how to sing and play together. Listening to the other musicians means the performers have to be very confident with their parts and requires a lot of effort and practice.


Events in Pictures. chios 2017

The Hap'ning Place Singers Workshop and Holiday in Greece 2017

The beautiful Aegean island of Chios once again hosted The Hap'ning Place Singers Workshop and Holiday in Greece . This year we found our new "home" at Maria's in Ag. Ermioni which is near to several of the wonderful beaches on the islands. The singers work in the mornings and are then free to pursue various leisure activities. ( along with a little studying of their new Greek folk songs!) It is so wonderful to see everyone recover from work and travels and in just a week, everyone leaves with renewed energy. See if you can spot the before and after pictures!


The Hap'ning Place Events 2016



Events in Pictures. Crouch End Festival collage 2018

The Hap'ning Place Concert Series with the Crouch End Festival June 2016

Performers in the concerts this year included
The Hap'ning Place MadriGals in A Dream is a Wish
with Ellen Durkin, Angela Joyce & Anne-Marie McCooey & Mary Zweck with Amy Luyendijk, piano
Ellen Durkin with Amy Luyendijk in Fairies to Felines
Angela Elliot with Stefano Marzanni in LeGrande Chapeau
Natasha Hardy with Stefano Marzanni in Verismo
Hitomi Sakamoto with Stefano Marzanni in Mio Diletto
Alexia Hodgson-Cross with Stefano Marzanni in Secrecy's Song
Oona Knowles & Divya Krishnamurthy with Amy Luyendijk in The Spice of Life
Ellen Durkin & Anne-Marie McCooey with Amy Luyendijk in Cara Amici
Shanti Lall & Plum Ossa-Richardson with Amy Luyendijk in Venite
Schubertiade with Patrick Leresche and singers Jess Baker, Julia Chaplin, Peter East, Alexia Hodgson-Cross, Angela Joyce, Divya Krishnamurthy, Emma Leedham, Anne-Marie McCooey, James Rose, Elizabeth Sagar, and Hitomi Sakamoto



Events in Pictures. Gosh xmas 2016

The Hap'ning Christmas Carolers and Fiddle Club

The Hap'ning Place Christmas Carolers and Fiddle Club collected a record amount for Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital and Marie Curie Hospice Care this year. Caroling at Alexandra Palace Palm Court and various locations around north London, the choir collected a record 1200 for the charity! The Hap'ning Place MadriGals and the Shanti Lall and Divya Krishnamurthy Duo with Amy Luyendijk on piano, performed in concert for the charity as well. Everyone is welcome to join the choir, so please check out our newsletter for rehearsal times.


Events in Pictures. Marie Curie Xmas 2016

The Hap'ning Place Christmas Carolers and Fiddle Club Collect 1585.82 for Marie Curie Hospice Charity