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Our previous concerts

We have enjoyed performing a wide variety of classical and contemporary music down through the years and we are delighted to have worked with many renowned and talented composers and wonderful soloists in that time.


17 February 2018 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

Beethoven: Mass in C
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2  
Hymn of Praise

  • Grace Davidson soprano
  • Kitty Whately mezzo
  • Joshua Ellicott tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • London Orchestra da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

14 April 2018 – St John Smith’s Square, London

Hurd: Music’s Praise
Hurd: The Phoenix and the Turtle
Britten: Simple Symphony
Britten: Saint Nicolas

  • Marta Fontanals-Simmons mezzo
  • Ben Johnson tenor
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Aldenham School The Pickled Boys, Boy Nicolas
  • Crouch End Festival Chorus Saint Nicolas Gallery Choir
  • London Orchestra da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

7 July 2018 – St John Smith’s Square, London

Saint-Saëns: 2 Songs
Duruflé: Requiem
Debussy: Trois Chansons
Fauré: Requiem

  • Andrew Ashwin baritone
  • Charles Andrews organ
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

23 September 2018 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem

  • Mark Austin conductor
  • Ailish Tynan soprano
  • Ben McAteer baritone
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Faust Chamber Orchestra

This concert was the finale of the 2018 Hatfield House Chamber Music festival.

20 October 2018 – The Colosseum, Watford

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

This concert was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 30 November 2018.

9 December 2018 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Paul Ayres accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

16 December 2018 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Paul Ayres organist
  • David Temple conductor

4 February 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

Elgar: The Kingdom

  • Eleanor Dennis soprano
  • Diana Moore mezzo
  • Ben Johnson tenor
  • James Platt bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • London Orchestra Da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

22 April 2017 – St John Smith’s Square, London

Rachmaninov: Vespers (All Night Vigil)

  • David Temple conductor

9 July 2017 – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex

Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas
Brazilian Songs arr. Perrin

  • Roland Perrin Trio
  • Blue Planet Orchestra
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
  • Presdales School Junior Choir
  • David Temple conductor

1 October 2017 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House

Haydn: The Creation

  • Susanna Stranders director/fortepiano
  • Lorna Anderson soprano
  • James Gilchrist tenor
  • Benjamin Bevan bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Haydn Chamber Orchestra

This concert was the finale of the 2017 Hatfield House Chamber Music festival.

7 October 2017 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

James McCarthy: Codebreaker
Will Todd: Choral Symphony No 4, Ode to a Nightingale

  • Zoë Brookshaw soprano
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • London Orchestra Da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

12 November 2017 – Barbican Hall, London

Roland Perrin: Rio Amazonas
Brazilian Songs arr. Perrin

  • Roland Perrin Trio
  • Blue Planet Orchestra
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
  • Rhodes Avenue Primary School Chamber choir
  • Coldfall Primary School choir
  • David Temple conductor

17 December 2017 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

20 February 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

Tippett: A Child of Our Time
Mozart: Requiem

  • Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
  • Jessica Costelloe mezzo
  • Paul Hopwood tenor
  • Graeme Danby bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Sing Mozart! Choir
  • Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
  • David Temple conductor

7 May 2016 – Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden, Essex

Berlioz: Te Deum
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms

  • Daniel Norman tenor
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School Choir
  • Cantate Youth Choir
  • Hockerill College Choir
  • Mid-Herts Youth Choir
  • Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
  • David Temple conductor

15 October 2016 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

  • Erica Eloff soprano
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Matthew Davies treble
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • London Orchestra Da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

11 December 2016 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

18 December 2016 – Haileybury College Chapel, Hertford, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

28 February 2015 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

JS Bach: St John Passion

  • Robert MurrayEvangelist
  • Andrew AshwinChrist
  • Zoë Brown soprano
  • Diana Moore mezzo
  • Thomas Elwin tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • The Chamber Players Baroque
  • David Temple conductor

17 May 2015 – Barbican Hall, London

Carl Orff: Carmina Burana
James McCarthy Codebreaker

  • Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson soprano
  • Oliver Mercer tenor
  • Gareth Brynmor John baritone
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Presdales School Choir
  • Forest Philharmonic Orchestra
  • David Temple conductor

11 July 2015 – Waltham Abbey Church, Waltham Abbey, Essex

Purcell: Hear My Prayer,
Elgar: Partsongs,
trad. The Ash Grove,
trad. Early One Morning,
Talllis: If Ye Love Me,
Howard Haigh: Land of Light suite

  • Howard Haigh guitar
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David temple conductor

24 October 2015 – St John’s Smith Square, London

Pergolesi: Magnificat
JS Bach: Magnificat
Haydn: Nelson Mass

  • Zoë Brookshaw soprano
  • Diana Moore mezzo
  • James Oxley tenor
  • Ashley Riches bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • London Orchestra Da Camera
  • David Temple conductor

6 December 2015 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

20 December 2015 – Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

1 February 2014 – St Albans Cathedral, St Albans, Herts

Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem, Five Mystical Songs
Brahms: Schicksalslied, Academic Festival Overture

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

26 April 2014 – Barbican Hall, London

James McCarthy: Codebreaker
Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture, Fingal’s Cave
Beethoven: Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

5 July 2014 – Sage, Gateshead

James McCarthy: 17 Days
Tallis: Spem in Alium, If Ye Love Me
Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus
JS Bach: Lobet den Herrn
Bruckner: Os Justi
Tavener: Song for Athene

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David temple conductor

28 September 2014 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Vaughan Williams: Lark Ascending
Strauss: Metamorphosen
Haydn: Nelson Mass

  • Ruby Hughes soprano
  • Claire Barnett-Jones mezzo
  • Gwilyn Bowen tenor
  • Tristan Hambleton bass
  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Hatfield House Festival Chamber Orchestra
  • Nicholas Daniel conductor

25 October 2014 – Milton Court Concert Hall, London

Handel: Dixit Dominus
Philip Glass: songs from liquid days

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • David Temple conductor

7 December 2014 – The Old Palace, Hatfield House, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

21 December 2014 – Haileybury College, Hertford Heath, Herts

Christmas Concert

  • Hertfordshire Chorus
  • Charles Andrews accompanist
  • David Temple conductor

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