The “Hackney Choral Society” was formed as an evening class in singing in 1973 as part of the Hackney Institute Adult Education programme. For some years it attracted mainly female voices and was renamed “The Hackney Singers” in 1979. Hackney Singers now has nearly 200 members.
We present at least two concerts a year, working with professional orchestras and soloists, and particularly the Forest Philharmonic.
Hackney Singers Patron is The Mayor of Hackney, Phillip Glanville.
Dan began singing as a chorister at St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, and in 1986 became ‘Choirboy of the Year’ which led to radio and television broadcasts, and concerts at many of the major venues throughout the UK.
He won choral scholarships to Wells Cathedral and Durham Cathedral where he read music at the University. On arrival in London he continued his vocal studies with Richard Smart and Nicholas Powell and conducting with Rumon Gamba and Mark Shanahan.