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Our concerts

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Saturday 20 October 2018 7:30pm

Bliss: Morning Heroes
Britten: Ballad of Heroes
Gurney: A Gloucestershire Rhapsody

Watford Colosseum

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  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • BBC Concert Orchestra
  • Samuel West narrator
  • Ben Johnson tenor
  • David Temple conductor

Join the Chorus and the BBC Concert Orchestra under the direction of David Temple with guest performers Samuel West and Ben Johnson for a concert marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Bliss composed Morning Heroes as a tribute to his brother Kennard Bliss and all those who died in the First World War. This is a moving work of remembrance, composed by someone who had experienced the war’s horrors personally, and it contrasts the harsh realities of war with the more romantic images described in classical texts. It has been talked of as one of the finest choral works of the period.

Britten was a well known pacifist. He composed his three movement Ballad of Heroes as a tribute to honour the fallen British members of the International Brigade who had fought in the Spanish Civil War. It includes settings of poems by W.H.Auden who had fought with the Brigade. Its musical contrasts echo the uncertainties of a time when growing hostilities in Europe were leading to the Second World War.

Poet and composer Ivor Gurney who fought in the First World war, wrote A Gloucestershire Rhapsody in 1919 when he was giving voice to the contrast between his experiences in the Flanders trenches and the beauty of the landscape of his native Gloucestershire.

Tickets £25, £18, £12 and £5 for children and students (booking fees included) are available from the Colosseum Box Office by phone on 01923 571 102 (Monday-Friday 10am to 6pm, Saturday 12pm to 4pm) or online at

The Colosseum is a fully accessible venue, with ramped access from street level and level access to the Front Stalls. Wheelchair accessible seating is shown as reserved on the Colosseum website so contact the venue directly to book seats by phone on 01923 571 102 or in person.

Sunday 16 December 2018 6:00pm

Christmas Concert

Haileybury College Chapel
Hertford SG13 7NU

Haileybury Chapel at night

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews organ
  • David Temple conductor

The festive season comes round again and we will be celebrating with our annual concert of traditional Christmas music. It is our privilege to sing glorious works in wonderful venues throughout the year, but we all have a special love of Christmas in Haileybury College Chapel because it is always a magical occasion. As ever it is a family event with audience carols, and the Chorus will sing a range of Christmas music old and new. David Temple will conduct, and the Chorus will be accompanied by Charles Andrews.

Tickets will be available from November 2018.

Saturday 2 March 2019 7:30pm

Bruckner: Mass in E
Ellington: Sacred Concert

St Albans Cathedral
St Albans AL1 1BY


  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

Tickets will be available from December 2018.

TW Logo ColourHertfordshire Chorus are grateful to Taylor Walton Solicitors for their support of our concerts.

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