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Our concerts

We always have a full and varied programme of concerts. Please do sign up for our regular email to receive reminders about our concerts, details of discount ticket offers and news of other events we are involved with.

Sunday 16 December 2018 6:00pm

Christmas Concert

Haileybury College Chapel
Hertford Heath,
Hertford SG13 7NU

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  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Paul Ayres 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 Paul Ayres.

Tickets will be available from November 2018.

Saturday 2 March 2019 7:30pm

Bruckner: Mass in E minor
Duke Ellington: Sacred Concert

St Albans Cathedral
St Albans AL1 1BY

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  • Zöe Brookshaw soprano
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Blue Planet Orchestra
  • David Temple conductor

Bruckner’s Mass in E minor is certainly one of the most beautiful and powerful works ever composed for a choir and wind instruments. It is the second of his masses and it is scored for wind instruments exclusively in the orchestra because of the performance space for the Mass’ intended premiere outside Linz Cathedral. This alone makes it stand apart from almost all other 19th century liturgical music. It is arguably Bruckner’s first masterpiece and it illustrates his unique style which combines the simplicity of Italian Renaissance polyphony with romantic style harmony and powerful combinations of vocal and instrumental texture.

Duke Ellington’s spectacular and celebratory Sacred Concert is a blend of traditional choral music, gospel and jazz. Although he is best known for his jazz arrangements, Duke Ellington described his Sacred Concert work as “… the most important thing I have ever done.

Tickets will be available at St Albans Cathedral Box Office from December 2018.

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

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