Harrow Apollo Male Choir Today
The Harrow Apollo Male Choir is a Registered Charity, No. 1117134, that raises money for good causes by aspiring to produce high quality musical performances.
The Harrow Apollo Male Choir is proud of its strong links with the London Borough of Harrow and pleased that the Mayor is patron of the organisation. The Choir recruits from all over North West London and performs to audiences in London and surrounding areas, the UK and overseas. Singing plays acentral role in our organisation signified by Apollo, the Greek god of music and song, in our name.
HAMC continues to raise substantial funds for national and local charities, including the Paul Strickland Scanner Appeal,The Stroke Association, Bentley Priory Museum and the RAF Benevolent Fund. A comprehensive list of all beneficiaries and the amount raised to date can be found here.
The Choirhas produced two CDs. The second one is en-titled 'In Reflection'.andyou canlisten tosome sample tracks on our Recordings page, where you can also hear three recordings from a more recent concert.
History of Harrow Apollo Male Choir
The Choir was formed with only 8 choristers in 1941 at the de Havilland Aircraft Factory in Stag Lane, Edgware. It was originally known as 'The de Havilland Male Voice Choir’ but during subsequent decades, the Choir changed its name several times. Firstly, to the Beverly Singers, when rehearsals moved to Beverly Drive. However, this caused some confusion with a similarly named popular group of female singers, at the time, so making reference to the Greek god of music and song, it became the Apollo Male Voice Choir. Relatively recently, it added "Harrow" to form its current title, in order to identify more strongly with the London Borough in which it is based.
Throughout its history, the Choir has sung at venues as diverse as the Royal Albert Hall, Cologne Cathedral, Arsenal Football Ground and Wormwood Scrubs Prison. The Choir has also performed in Germany, Ireland, USA (1998), Belgium (2002), Normandy (2005), Scotland (2008), Staffordshire (2009), Jersey (2010 and 2013), Chester (2011), Porthcawl (2012), Isle of Wight (2015) and Llandudno's North Wales Choral Festival (2017) .Read more