Cockfosters choir to commemorate D-Day

Adoramus Choir's music director David Hooke
Adoramus Choir’s music director David Hooke

By Judith Reeve

Adoramus is a choir and orchestra, gathered from many different denominations, offering concerts that communicate aspects of the Christian faith creatively, sensitively, and to a high standard.

This musical community is based in Cockfosters and seeks to offer one another encouragement and support through a shared faith and love of music. The choir and orchestra are led by music director David Hooke, whose vision, commitment and expertise have made Adoramus a unique experience for singers, orchestral musicians and listeners alike. We are always pleased to hear from singers who might like to join us.

Adoramus was formed in 1996 and performs four concerts a year in a variety of venues in Enfield, London and Hertfordshire. Past local venues have included Latymer School, Lea Valley Leisure Centre, Oasis Academy, St Ignatius College, and a wide range of local churches.

To perform at large venue concerts such as at the Watford Colosseum and the Alban Arena, singers are invited to join us for at least a term. We also invite school choirs to have the opportunity to sing with a large choir and professional orchestra. Local children’s choirs who have performed with us include The Prince of Wales School, Trent School, Eastfield School, the Raglan School and the Beniaminek Polish Children’s Choir. Our music ranges from opera, show scores, oratorio, and symphonic music, through to gospel, jazz and contemporary worship songs.

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Adoramus has been on four concert tours to northern Italy and has also visited Normandy. The orchestra and singers gave two concerts in Turkey in 2014, one being an international friendship concert with the choir of a major university and the other with the Mayor of Enfield. The choir has also provided music for two services on BBC radio, taken part in a Songs of Praise recording, and appeared at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017.

Adoramus’ next concert commemorates the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and takes place at the Alban Arena on Saturday 29th June at 7.30pm. For more information:

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